Police warning following discovery of tampered cash machines in Lake District tourist hotspot (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Police warning following discovery of tampered cash machines in Lake District tourist hotspot
3:48pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
DURING the last two months three skimming devices have been found on cash machines in the Lake District.
Cumbria Police have urged members of the public and companies with cash machines to check they have not been tampered with.
It comes after the devices were discovered in the tourist hotspot of Bowness in July and August.
Terry Belshaw, from the Community Safety Unit at Cumbria Police, said: "Cash machines that have been tampered with are not a new problem.
"Often skimming devices are placed on machines after close of business and removed before opening.
"I would encourage anyone who is using an ATM to check it looks normal, and report anything suspicious to the company or the police.
"Taking an extra 30 seconds to check the machine is a small price to pay for keeping your money safe.
"I would also strongly encourage all companies that house cash machines to check them at the beginning and the end of the day."
If anyone has any concerns or has seen anything suspicious call Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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