Jan 6 2012 by Johnathon Menzies, Stirling Observer Friday
POLICE in Dunblane warned locals to be wary after a skimming device was found on a cash machine.
Community PC Simon Fraser said the gadget was initially spotted on Friday, December 23, attached to the ATM outside Tesco.
He said: “This device was designed to read card numbers and also log pin numbers once they were typed in.
“I would ask anyone who used the ATM that day to check their bank account to make sure that there have been no unauthorised transactions.
“Anyone who spots anything suspicious should contact their bank and the police.”
Last week PC Gary Meikle, who covers Bridge of Allan, said several cash machines had been tampered with in the run-up to Christmas.
Those involved placing a cover over the ATM cash slot with a sticky surface on the rear to trap money when it is being withdrawn.
The customer leaves the machine to report the problem to the – and the criminal returns, removes the device and steals the money.
He said: “I would urge everyone using cash machines to check them as the equipment used in the past has been fairly crude and may have been detected under closer inspection.”