ATM fraud on the rise

2016-09-14 06:00

THE Bloemfontein Police have warned the public to be on high alert against ATM syndicates defrauding people.

This comes in the wake of an increase in ATM crime in the city, with nine cases recently reported at the Parkroad Police Cluster thus far, with no arrests made yet.

Capt. Chaka Marope, Police spokesperson, said the victims received SMSs from their banks notifying them that money had been withdrawn from their accounts and suspects that the illegal transactions had been done af-ter the victims’ bank cards had been cloned.

He has advised members of the public to use ATMs located near shopping centres rather than those located at the corners of buildings.

  • “Be wary of people trying to help you and also be aware of anyone sitting in a parked car near an ATM,” said Marope. Pay close attention to your surroundings. ) Do your automated banking in a public, well-lighted location that is free of shrubbery and decorative partitions.) If the ATM swallows or traps your card, do not re-enter your pin code. Immediately call the bank card stop numbers (appearing visibly at ATMs) to cancel the card before leaving.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.

 
 

You won't want to miss...

6 myths about male cancer
Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.