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Skimming device was attached to Milltown Road ATM

By Staff Reporter

Police have issued a warning after a skimming device was discovered at a service station cash machine in Belfast.

Officers believe the device was attached to the machine in the Milltown Road area between 5am and 6am on Saturday.

Members of the public have been advised to take extra care when withdrawing money from ATMs in the area.

Police have asked anyone who notices an attachment at an ATM not to touch it but to alert the PSNI and the bank immediately.

To ensure safe transactions police have issued the following advice:

  • Make sure you hide your pin number while at an ATM;
  •  Cardholders should be aware that any form of distraction or assistance while they are using an ATM could mean someone is trying to steal their dispensed money or their card;
  • If someone tries to distract you and you feel unsure, cancel the ATM transaction;
  • Do not be complacent. A robbery can occur in crowded environments, not just deserted streets.

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