Bank card scammers target Clapham Junction cash machines

Wandsworth Guardian: Inside the machine Inside the machine

Scam artists attached a Lebanese loop device to a bank machine in order to steal bank cards in Clapham Junction.

The device, attached to a machine at the post office in Lavendar Hill, was discovered by a keen-eyed PC on their way home from work on Wednesday evening.

Wandsworth Guardian:

The machine's exterior 

Lebanese loops contain a hidden camera to film people’s PIN numbers being entered into the machine and are designed to capture the card.

The device will now be sent off for forensic testing.

Police said another Lebanese loop device was discovered at Sainsbury’s in Clapham Junction last week.

Neighbourhoods Chief Inspector Steve McSorley issued a warning and said: “Always keep your PIN hidden both from anyone looking over your shoulder but bear in mind devices like this.”

Have you been a victim of bank card scams in Clapham Junction? Tell us your story by emailing ssleigh@london.newsquest.co.uk

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12:18pm Sat 8 Mar 14

buggsie says...

My card went missing in Santander last Saturday - was at the ATM inside the building. Luckily I got the money I needed - but couldn't find my card anywhere and went to the counter straightaway and put a block on it.
My card went missing in Santander last Saturday - was at the ATM inside the building. Luckily I got the money I needed - but couldn't find my card anywhere and went to the counter straightaway and put a block on it. buggsie
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