Original article from Kent Live
Nationwide, Santander and Barclays customers have been issued with an urgent warning.
The banking giants have all issued warning in relation to a scam which is sweeping across its cashpoints.
Cruel scammers have placed grey plates over cash dispensers at ATM machines as part of the worrying scam.
Some customers have been left to walk away without taking their cash, with the scammers later visiting the sites and helping themselves to the notes, as BirminghamLive reports.
Santander, Nationwide and Barclays are three high street giants, with all having many stores across Kent and the UK.
A Nationwide spokesman said: “The type of incident highlighted in the video, although rare, can happen to ATMs anywhere at any time. Nationwide has a range of measures in place to try and combat these types of scams.
“However, as the video also demonstrates, it is important that people remain vigilant and check for any suspicious devices when using ATMs, especially those located outside.”
A Santander spokesman said: “Using a cashpoint is easy, convenient and almost always safe. But sometimes criminals tamper with cash machines to steal your card information, PIN, or cash.
“Always be vigilant when using an ATM – look out for any signs it might have been tampered with or damaged but also be aware of covering your PIN and ‘shoulder surfers’ hanging around.”
Barclays, meanwhile, said: “Our message is that if you see anything unusual or suspicious at an ATM, do not use it – report it immediately to the police or the nearest branch."
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