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appeal CCTV footage released
BY MEGAN LEVY
05 Jan, 2010 03:43 PM
Police have released CCTV footage of three men they would like
to speak to about a large-scale ATM scam operating out of
Wollongong's northern suburbs that fleeced customers of hundreds
of thousands of dollars.
The men were
captured on video withdrawing money on several occasions from
two teller machines in Burwood and one at Bankstown.
More than 100 people who used ATMs or EFTPOS machines in the
Illawarra's northern suburbs reported thefts from their bank
accounts to police late last year.
Police released this CCTV footage
Many more victims are thought to have reported fraudulent
transactions to their banks only.
The amount stolen is thought to be in the hundreds of thousands
Strike Force Doon was established to investigate the fraud, and
detectives today revealed that one or more skimming devices had
been attached to automatic teller machines in the northern
A card skimming device illegally copies information from the
magnetic strip of a credit or debit card.
Once the card has been skimmed, a fake card with the victim's
details is created to carry out fraudulent transactions.
Detectives allegedly discovered large amounts of money had been
stolen from accounts accessed at other ATMs in Bankstown,
Parramatta, Burwood, Chinatown and Haymarket in Sydney.
Financial institutions and the State Crime Command's Fraud Squad
has been advised about the scam.