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Police warning after skimming device found on Bangor ATM

The device found on an ATM in Bangor. Credit: PSNI Bangor
The device found on an ATM in Bangor. Credit: PSNI Bangor

Police have urged vigilance after a skimming device was found on an ATM machine in Bangor.

The device, which copies users card details, was discovered by members of the public on a machine outside Tesco in the Springhill Retail Park on Sunday afternoon.

However it is unclear how long it has been in place.

Police have urged anyone who may have used the ATM over the last few days to check their bank accounts for any suspicious activity.

The device in place on the ATM. Credit: PSNI Bangor
The device in place on the ATM. Credit: PSNI Bangor

A PSNI spokesperson said: "If anything looks suspicious on an ATM do not use it. Report it to police on 101 and inform the relevant bank.

"We would like to extend a big thanks to the couple that reported this.

"They have saved allot of people the grief of being scammed and have deprived organised criminals of a big payday."

Anyone who has seen any suspicious activity at the machine in question recently has been urged to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1232 of 09/06/2019.

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