Bank releases advice as new ATM scam sweeps the country
Bank customers are being warned to stay alert after a new distraction scam sweeps the country.
The scam has led Barclays to release a video on how you can best avoid being a victim.
The video shows a ‘customer’ being distracted at a cash machine for just a matter of seconds whilst ‘fraudsters’ swap the man’s card and steal his money.
According to Financial Fraud Action UK, fraud at ATM’s rose by one fifth to £32.7 million last year.
- What is a distraction scam?
A distraction scam involves someone trying to obtain your PIN, card or money whilst you’re at a cash machine.
Below is a useful guide on how to protect your cards:
- Cover your PIN when you’re at a cash machine or pay in shops
- Ignore anyone who speaks to you whilst you’re at a cash point – even if they appear to be helpful
- Don’t use a cash machine if it – or anyone around it – looks suspicious
- Contact your bank immediately if you think your PIN, card or other security details have been compromised
- Don’t let anyone distract you when you’re at a cash machine