Cloning device used to steal cash from bank accounts

Crooks have stolen hundreds of pounds from bank accounts after placing cloning devices on cash machines.

Police are urging people to be extra vigilant following the incidents.

Officers were first called to an cash machine on Cumbernauld Road in Muirhead on the morning of Wednesday, August 28, after it had been reported that a false fitting had been placed over the machine.

It was found that a false facia had been placed over the card entry point.

Then on Thursday, August 29, a 28-year-old man from Chryston found that a three-figure sum of cash had been fraudulently withdrawn from his account.

He believes his card may have been cloned at an a cash machine in Blackwoods Crescent in Moodiesburn.

In a third incident, a woman from Chryston also withdrew money in Blackwoods Crescent and a three-figure sum of money vanished from her account.

The woman used the cash machine on Friday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1.

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