October 29, 2010
Burnham-On-Sea police issue warning over cash machine crime
police have this week warned residents to be alert when using
outdoor cash machines following a new security scare in the town.
It comes after an ATM outside Burnham's Tesco store in Ben Travers
Way was tampered with.
A police spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Some people
using it between October 20th and 21st have had their cards retained,
and it was later found that part of the machine had been altered."
Police believe that a criminal gang is targeting cash machines
in the Burnham area to obtain cards and PIN numbers.
"Our advice is for users to be careful, to examine the machines
before inserting their card and to contact their bank and the
police on 0845 456 7000 if anything unusual is noticed,"
added the spokesman.
Pictured above is the cash machine at Burnham-On-Sea's Tesco
store which police say has been tampered with