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Police issue warning after recent rise in bank card skimming devices
Police are warning commuters to be on their guard after a rise in card skimming devices attached to tube station ticket machines. The device copies credit card details as passengers buy tickets and sends the numbers abroad where they are used to make fake cards.
"We are urging Tube users to stay on their guard to help prevent themselves from being scammed," said a Police spokesperson. "We have seen an increase in the use of these devices in recent weeks."
"People should not be alarmed but this is a warning that commuters should take precautions to prevent themselves being scammed. We also want to reassure people that any innocent victim of this scam will get their money back from their bank or card company."