Warning after three bank cards cloned

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Cashpoint users have been urged to show extra vigilance after three bank cards were cloned.

Debit cards belonging to a 28-year-old woman, a 28-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, all from Biggleswade have been used in fraudulent transactions over the last month.

All of the three have recently used cash machines in Biggleswade to withdraw money.

They suspect that at least one may have been fitted with a skimming device, which records card details while a pinhole camera above the keypad films users putting in their pin numbers.

Attempts were made in Malaysia to withdraw money using cloned cards from the two 28-year-olds’ accounts – one for £400 and another for £500.

In both cases their bank, First Direct became suspicious and the transactions failed.

But an attempt to withdraw £150 from the 25-year-old’s account was successful.

Her bank, HSBC hopes to refund the stolen money.

Both banks have now cancelled the cards and issued new ones.

Anyone with any information about fraud and card crime should contact Beds Police on 101.




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