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Watch: Barclays release video on how to avoid new 'distraction' cash machine scam


Bank customers are falling foul of a new distraction scam which is sweeping the country, Barclays bank has warned.

The scam has led Barclays to release a video on how to avoid being a victim and revealing how the scam is done.

The video shows shows a ‘customer’ using an ATM while a woman behind him drops her bag on the floor.

As he turns to help her pick up her bag, an accomplice using an adjacent machine steals the victim’s card, having read his PIN already.

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