Warning after cashpoint scam nets £500
TRICKSTERS operating a cash machine scam have tricked a 37-year-old man out of £500.Police are now warning people to be on their guard when using ATMs following Wednesday's incident in Thetford.
TRICKSTERS operating a cash machine scam have tricked a 37-year-old man out of £500.
Police are now warning people to be on their guard when using ATMs following Wednesday's incident in Thetford.
The man, who lives in the town, was using a machine at Sainsburys, on Norwich Road at around 11am when his card was "swallowed" by the ATM.
It is believed it was then recovered by a man and a woman close by, who used the stolen card to withdraw the money from the victim's account.
"The offenders doctored the ATM so it appeared to swallow the card," said a spokesman for Norfolk Police. "They then typed in the victim's pin number, retrieved the card and withdrew money from his account.
"People should be aware of who is behind them or observing them when using a machine, and prevent others seeing their pin number. They should never re-enter their pin on somebody else's advice."
- 1 How it unfolded, as Town pick up a 2-1 victory at Forest Green
- 2 Field fire breaks out in 27 acres of land in east Suffolk
- 3 Plans for 19 homes in Suffolk village refused
- 4 How the Ipswich Town players performed in their victory at Forest Green
- 5 Top food event set to provide showcase for more than 100 Suffolk producers
- 6 Forest Green Rovers 1-2 Ipswich Town: Super Blues win on the road
- 7 Teenager jailed for 10 years after blinding man in ammonia attack
- 8 Ipswich Witches ring the changes.... two riders out, two riders in
- 9 McKenna on Town's Forest Green win and Harness and Morsy goals
- 10 Customers in for 'real treat' when pub reopens after two years
The man seen near the scene is described as white, around 5ft 11ins tall and 40-years-old. He was of thin build, and had blonde collar length hair.
The woman was also white, 5ft 7ins tall and around 27-years-old. She had short brown hair and wore brown trousers and a striped top.
Witnesses to the incident should contact Norfolk Police on 01953 424242.1