Card skimmers on North Coast

TWEED residents should be wary of using keycard machines after fresh reports of card skimming on the NSW North Coast.

Card skimming is the illegal copying of information from the magnetic strip on a credit card.

Tweed Heads Police Inspector Darren Steel said Tweed residents should remain vigilant when using their credit and debit cards.

“Residents should check their bank statements for irregularities and change their pin number often,” Insp Steel said.

“I have not heard of any incidents in Tweed, but I have heard reports from further down the coast.”

Insp Steel said residents should report any unusual fixtures or changes at ATM's.

“When visiting an ATM residents should report anything unusual or out of the ordinary to the bank branch immediately,” Insp Steel said.

“If residents are concerned they can contact the Tweed police.”

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