Police are urging Chesterfield shoppers to be vigilant after a suspected skimming device was found on a cash machine in Barlborough.
Officers were called to the Spar store on Ash Close at 9.30am on Friday May 22 after a shopper discovered the equipment and handed it to staff.
Members of the Barlborough Safer Neighbourhood Team are now urging people to be aware of the incident and ask that they are vigilant when using an ATM.
Advice for people using cash points includes:
• Before using a cash machine, check to see if there is anything stuck to it or for anything that looks unusual;
• If it looks like it has been tampered with then do not use it and report it to the bank named on the ATM or police immediately;
• Use your free hand to cover the PIN pad to prevent anyone seeing your PIN as you key it in;
• If you are distracted by anyone when using a cash machine cancel the transaction and try to recover the card;
• Contact your bank if your card is swallowed by a cash machine;
• Check your bank statements to make sure money is not being taken from your account using a counterfeit card.
For more advice around fraud, visit the dedicated Stamp out Fraud webpage at www.derbyshire.police.uk/stampoutfraud<http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/stampoutfraud>
If you think that you have been a victim of fraud, contact the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police on 101 or Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.