Saturday, July 9, 2016

British underground rider spots credit card skimmer at tube station

A man has shared pictures of an oyster machine that he says was fitted with a card skimmer, a fake device designed to steal credit card information.

The images were shared on Thursday evening by Reddit user TheCell1990, who said in the comments that he'd alerted Tube staff to the device's presence.

"I found a card skimmer on an oyster machine at Bank this morning," he wrote. "Please be aware. Was found at 10:30 AM but could have been there for days."

The Redditor went on to explain how to spot a card skimming device.

The Redditor who shared the images said he waited with staff for police to arrive at the scene.

The British Transport Police released the following statement:

"Detectives from British Transport Police have launched an investigation after a skimming device was found on a ticket machine at Bank Station. 

The device was handed into offices on Thursday, 7 July. At this stage, officers are in the process of analyzing the device and making CCTV enquiries.

Anyone who might have information about this is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or by text on 61016."

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