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Second skimming device found on Ellesmere Port cash machine

The Ledsham Road ATM was targeted by crooks in October

Another card-swallowing device has been discovered on an ATM in Ellesmere Port, just weeks after crooks made off with a victim's card at the same cash machine.

Police are urging residents to be cautious when using ATMs in the area following the latest discovery.

The device was found on a cash machine on Ledsham Road, near the traffic lights at the junction with Chester Road, in Little Sutton.

The discovery comes weeks after a victim’s card appeared to be swallowed after they entered their pin there on October 23.

Skimming device found on Ellesmere Port cash machine

Scammers later removed the card and used the pin number, which they had filmed being inputted on a special camera, to withdraw money from the Post Office on the A41.

Now Ellesmere Port Local Policing Unit are warning residents to remain on their guard.

An officer wrote on their Facebook page: “Second skimming device has been found on the ATM, Ledsham Road.

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“Please be cautious when using ATMs in the area.

“If your card is retained by the machine please stay at the machine and call police on 101.

“If there is evidence of a suspicious device do not remove them.

“Contact your bank and cancel your card.”

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