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Police tips on how to avoid card skimming

ATM machines can be fitted with skimming devices by criminals Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Here's some advice from Nottinghamshire Police on how to avoid being a victim of card skimming when you head to the cash point:

Check for any suspicious looking devices or evidence that the cashpoint has been tampered with.

If there are any additional attachments over the card entry slot don’t use the machine and alert the police.

Always shield your PIN.

If your card gets jammed or retained, report it immediately to your bank.

Do not leave the cash point to make the call.

Be cautious of strangers offering to help you while you are using a cashpoint

Has your card been skimmed?

Check the cash point before you use it - Nottinghamshire Police advice Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Nottinghamshire Police are reminding people to check cash points before use after a number of cards were skimmed in Kirkby in Ashfield.

A skimming device had been fitted to a machine at Lloyds TSB in Station Street and had been there for two days before anyone realised.