The public is urged to be vigilant of ATM scammers
People are urged to be extra vigilant when withdrawing money from automated teller machines (ATMs).
It comes after an incident on Friday June 4 where a lady was approached by four men with two ladies pretending to help her withdraw money using a new method to avoid long lines.
Ms Buhle Simelani says these crooks asked her to tap her card on the ATM screen and press Enter twice, then her PIN code so she could withdraw money; she refused to do so. These men then pressed her hard against the machine and told her not to move, because if she does, she will put her life in danger.
Simelane added that she tried calling security, only to find security was working with these crooks. She then shouted for help and the crooks fled with security.
Simelane told WITBANK NEWS that she urges people to be extra vigilant when they are at an ATM withdrawing money and that they must refuse to accept any help from strangers.
Following the previous such incident, on Friday May 21, Brigadier Lindani Ndlovu of Vosman Police Station warned people to be careful when using ATMs, as there are crooks waiting for take advantage of the innocent.
Brigadier Ndlovu said if anyone offers to help you decline and cancel the transaction, leave immediately and contact the police emergency phone number 10 111 to report such criminal activity.
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