Woman loses more than £1000 in St Albans cashpoint distraction scam
- Credit: Debbie White
St Albans residents should be wary of people trying to deliberately distract them at cashpoints.
A woman was drawing out money at a cash machine in St Peter's Street on Monday January 2 around 1pm when she was approached by someone asking if she was from around here.
When the woman turned to answer, a man approached her from the other side and stole her bank card.
The woman then had £1,050 taken from her bank account within half an hour of the incident.
A spokesperson for Herts police said: "Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activities in the area.
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"If you happen to notice anything unusual or suspicious about an ATM, do not use it and report it immediately to your bank."
Please contact police on non-emergency number 101 if you have any information relating to this crime. Alternatively, you can give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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