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Clone scam fraudsters target cash machines

posted 26 Feb 2010, 04:27 by David Rintoul   [ updated 26 Feb 2010, 04:42 ]

Organised criminals have targeted cash machines across central Edinburgh in a massive card-cloning scam which has left thousands of bank customers at risk of fraud.

Detectives were today working to establish how many ATM machines in the Capital had been compromised by the Eastern European gang.

The gangsters are believed to have been operating for at least a month in the city, attaching new-style "skimming" devices to bank machines.

Customers who used affected machines may have seen their card details read by the device while tiny cameras aimed at the keypad also recorded their secret pin numbers.