Reports of ATM card-skimming device after four-figure sum of money stolen

Cardholders warned over card skimming in Monklands
Card con: There are been reports of card-skimming devices on cash machines.

A man has had a four-figure sum of money stolen from his bank account after a suspected card-skimming device was placed on an ATM.

The cash machine on Main Street, Larbert, near Falkirk, is believed to have been targeted three times between July 6 and July 13.

Another cash machine at Falkirk's Garrison Place is also believed to have been targeted during the same week.

Central Scotland police officers are now urging people to be on their guard when using cash machines.

A spokeswoman said: "We urge those using cash machines to be aware of anything which looks out of place or loose.

"Also when keying in your pin number, make sure you shield this. If you have any suspicions about the cash machine you are using, report this immediately."

Anyone with information can contact Central Scotland Police on 01786 456000 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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