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Thieves targeting cash machines in Havering

09:15 30 May 2014

Thieves are targeting people at cash machines. Picture: Press Association

Thieves are targeting people at cash machines. Picture: Press Association

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Police are urging residents to take extra care at cash machines after a spate of scams in the borough.

Criminals in Havering are distracting customers while they take out money, usually by dropping paper leaflets on the floor, before stealing their card and either withdrawing money themselves or using them in shops.

Borough commander, Jason Gwillam said: “We are very fortunate in Havering that we live in and enjoy a very safe borough. However, we want to let these few criminals know that we will not tolerate this crime that can be deeply upsetting for victims.

Any card stolen should be reported to the police and any fraudulent activity that may be used on the card to Actionfraud on 0300 123 2040.

Mr Gwillam added: “If you are withdrawing cash, cover your pin number and be aware of anyone around you. If you see any suspicious activity please give us a call on 101 and we can take care of it.”

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