Police hunt for scammers

2017-03-07 06:00
Police are seeking this man after he apparently stole a woman’s bank card at an ATM.

Police are seeking this man after he apparently stole a woman’s bank card at an ATM.

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Police are urging residents to remain cautious when using ATMs.

This follows an incident when a woman was scammed at an ATM at the Caltex garage in Colorado Park.

When the woman went to withdraw money a man in front of her at the machine told her there was a problem with the ATM.

He then helped her with her transaction. When she tried to cancel her card it did not come out. She asked the man what he had done, but he walked away.

Later she received a notification that R1000 and then R2500 had been withdrawn from her account.

Police distributed an identikit of the suspect but have not found him. The African man is about 1.65m tall and has a brown complexion.

Police offer these ATM tips:

. Do not accept help from strangers.

. Always protect your pin code.

. Do not withdraw large sums of cash. Rather make payments with your bank cards or via internet banking.

. Stop your bank card immediately if you lose it or become a victim of crime.

V Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call detective Sergeant Ricardo van Wyk on 060 919 5347.

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