Cash machine mugging


Thieves see people using cash machines as easy prey. Be sure to take precautions when withdrawing cash.

Here is some advice from the Police:

  • Keep your bank card within your sight at all times.
  • Do not keep your PIN numbers with your credit cards.
  • Take precautions against prying eyes.
  • Shield the keypad when entering your PIN.
  • If somebody nearby gets too close, ask them to move away. If they don't move, cancel the transaction and leave.
  • Be particularly careful if, after withdrawing your cash, your card is retained and a "good samaritan" offers to try and get it back, asking you to enter your PIN again. This could be an attempt to steal your card.
  • Don't withdraw more cash than you really need.

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