POLICE are warning credit and bank card holders to be vigilant after a number of local residents have fallen victim to fraud.
Marc Tindle, 38, from Keswick Road in Worksop, is just one local person who has been targeted.
“Last week I got a phone call from the Natwest fraud squad,” he said.
“The asked me to confirm a number of transactions that had taken place in America - but I’ve never been to America in my life.”
Marc then discovered that the unauthorised transaction for $100 was the result of his card being cloned. He has since received a refund, but would like to see the authorities take a firmer stance.
“I think that the banks and police should be taking more action to tackle this,” he said. “I’ve heard of this happen to a few other people but you never think it will happen to you.”
Notts Police issued this advice:
l If your card is lost or stolen contact your card issuer immediately
l Always keep your card in your sight when making a payment.
l Ensure that receipts from card transactions are discarded carefully.
l Check your card statements carefully.
l Never write down your PIN or disclose it to anyone, even if they say they’re from your card issuer or the police.