seize 'skimming' device attached to Highbridge cash machine
in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week being warned to be extra
vigilant when using cash machines after police seized a 'skimming'
device from a cashpoint outside Highbridge's Asda store on Thursday
afternoon (November 24th).
Officers recovered the "sophisticated" set-up, which
included a miniature video camera to record PIN numbers being
entered on the keypad, plus a magnetic credit card reader to store
bank account details.
Burnham Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com it is unlikely that any
card details were actually stolen because the whole system has
been recovered. However, they say any users who are concerned
should contact their bank to request a new credit card.
system is understood to have been in use on the Nationwide cash
machine, pictured here, during Thursday morning.
Neighbourhood Beat Manager Adrian Jones from Burnham Police told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The set-up was an identical colour to
the cashpoint itself so was very difficult to spot."
"We advise users to cover the keyboard when entering their
PIN number and also to immediately report any suspicious device
spotted on the cash machine."
He added that the system has been sent away for forensic analysis,
while CCTV footage of the cash machines in the hours leading up
to the seizure is also being fully examined.