Bus driver warns Morden cash machine users to be vigilant after 'suspicious device' finds

Wimbledon Guardian: Suspicious: A device found on a Morden cash machine Suspicious: A device found on a Morden cash machine

A bus driver is warning people to be vigilant at cash machines after he found three 'suspicious devices' at a NatWest branch in Morden.

Duane Alloway said he detached the devices from a cash machine at the Crown Lane branch after spotting them when trying to withdraw money from his bank account.

He is warning people to be on the look-out to protect themselves from attempted fraud.

A NatWest spokesperson encouraged people to report anything suspicious to them immediately and Metropolitan police officers are investigating.

Mr Alloway said: "I saw it because it trapped my card.

"I put my Pin in and it rebooted so I thought it was odd.

"I looked at it and there were three chevrons leading to the card slot.

"I tugged it and it came off in my hand.

"This can't keep going on."

After he spotted the first device in December last year, he went on to spot two more at the same cash machine.

Mr Alloway, of Byne Road, Carshalton, reported the finds, that occurred over several weeks between December and February, to the branch and alerted police officers who began an investigation.

He said the three devices differed in appearance, and could be used to spy on people entering Pin numbers and personal account details.

A NatWest spokesperson said: "ATM fraud is an industry wide issue that NatWest take very seriously.

"We would advise anybody who notices anything suspicious about one of our cash machines to report it to us immediately.

"We are working closely with the police and other local organisations in Morden to reduce the likelihood of this type of attempted fraud."

Police confirmed they had received a report from a male driver who was passing NatWest, Crown Lane, Morden, at about 5.30am when he spotted a device fixed to the bank’s cash machine.

If you have seen anyone fitting a device to this cash machine, contact Sutton Police station on 101 quoting reference no: 1415485/13. Or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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11:32pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Realist75 says...

MASS UNCONTROLLED ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.... Open your EYES!!!
MASS UNCONTROLLED ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.... Open your EYES!!! Realist75

7:42am Thu 20 Feb 14

tjames says...

i posted similar comment and it disappeared
i posted similar comment and it disappeared tjames

10:16am Thu 20 Feb 14

Realist75 says...

tjames wrote:
i posted similar comment and it disappeared
My friend... The lefties who run this rag and the deluded morons who are ok with mass uncontrolled illegal immigration ( because that's exactly what it is, and don't let anyone tell you different ) DO NOT WANT THE TRUTH EXPOSED!
[quote][p][bold]tjames[/bold] wrote: i posted similar comment and it disappeared[/p][/quote]My friend... The lefties who run this rag and the deluded morons who are ok with mass uncontrolled illegal immigration ( because that's exactly what it is, and don't let anyone tell you different ) DO NOT WANT THE TRUTH EXPOSED! Realist75

2:45pm Thu 20 Feb 14

robmorleyuk says...

tjames wrote:
i posted similar comment and it disappeared
You posted a similarly racist comment and it was removed? Could it be that it was racist? There's nothing to prevent anyone using this technique but a little research and application.
You assume the only people capable of that have to be migrants?
It suggests you think those locally born and raised are both stupid and lazy. That could be true - but it is called Prejudice.
[quote][p][bold]tjames[/bold] wrote: i posted similar comment and it disappeared[/p][/quote]You posted a similarly racist comment and it was removed? Could it be that it was racist? There's nothing to prevent anyone using this technique but a little research and application. You assume the only people capable of that have to be migrants? It suggests you think those locally born and raised are both stupid and lazy. That could be true - but it is called Prejudice. robmorleyuk

2:49pm Thu 20 Feb 14

tjames says...

telling the truth is never racist and i do wish lefties would stop this puerile name-calling--i know what frankfurt school states even if you do not
telling the truth is never racist and i do wish lefties would stop this puerile name-calling--i know what frankfurt school states even if you do not tjames

2:52pm Thu 20 Feb 14

robmorleyuk says...

tjames wrote:
telling the truth is never racist and i do wish lefties would stop this puerile name-calling--i know what frankfurt school states even if you do not
Nothing in the article suggests race or ethnicity. You haven't provided anything to back up categorising this as a racially biased crime.
Your 'truth' seems a little dated.
[quote][p][bold]tjames[/bold] wrote: telling the truth is never racist and i do wish lefties would stop this puerile name-calling--i know what frankfurt school states even if you do not[/p][/quote]Nothing in the article suggests race or ethnicity. You haven't provided anything to back up categorising this as a racially biased crime. Your 'truth' seems a little dated. robmorleyuk

2:57pm Thu 20 Feb 14

tjames says...

most of hole in wall crime is committed by eastern european gangs--source police--go look it up
most of hole in wall crime is committed by eastern european gangs--source police--go look it up tjames

3:05pm Thu 20 Feb 14

robmorleyuk says...

tjames wrote:
most of hole in wall crime is committed by eastern european gangs--source police--go look it up
Providing evidence to support your stance is your job.
I will happily read it once provided but I'm not carrying your bags for you
[quote][p][bold]tjames[/bold] wrote: most of hole in wall crime is committed by eastern european gangs--source police--go look it up[/p][/quote]Providing evidence to support your stance is your job. I will happily read it once provided but I'm not carrying your bags for you robmorleyuk

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