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New bank cards after ‘skimming’ incident

HSBC is issuing new credit and debit cards to those who were affected by credit-card “skimming” this year, but denied rumours that there had been a second incident.

Police announced in September that they were investigating an incident of skimming after it was discovered that an illegal device, used by fraudsters to collect credit card information, had been discovered affixed to an HSBC ATM machine.

Responding to a recent rumour that another such incident had occurred, a spokeswoman for the bank said: “Replacement cards are being issued to customers impacted by the previously identified skimming incident.

“No further skimming devices have been identified on HSBC ATM machines. The investigation related to the previously identified skimming incident remains ongoing and we have and will continue to notify affected clients or their banking institution as more information becomes available.”

The spokeswoman urged anyone who noticed any suspicious activity while reviewing their transactions to notify their bank immediately.

A police spokesman confirmed that they have received no further reports of credit card skimming devices on the Island.

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Published December 01, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 01, 2014 at 12:33 am)

New bank cards after ‘skimming’ incident

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