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Hunt on for cash machine scammers.

Byline: HYWEL TREWYN

POLICE are hunting scammers who fitted a card-reading device on a cash machine.

North Wales Police took the a card scanning and pin number reader from the ATM at the Tesco store in Porthmadog.

A spokeswoman said: "It is unknown how long this device had been attached to the ATM."

One device was fitted over the card slot and receipt slot on the machine, and a pin number reader was fitted over the pin number pad above the screen.

Both devices were exactly the same colour as the ATM machine.

The spokeswoman said it is believed the devices were fitted by the scammers some time after the store closed at 10pm on January 29, because the ATM wasn't working properly from when the store opened at 8am on January 30.

PC Rhiannon Wright said: "The ATM machine is checked by staff on a regular basis. However as these devices were so well concealed and actually looked like they were part of the ATM machine, staff might not have noticed them."

She added: "Criminals usually use these sorts of devices to clone cards. If anyone used their cards during this time or are concerned, the best thing would be to cancel and reorder a new card with their bank."

. Police are urging anyone with information to contact them on 0845 6071001/2
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