A man’s debit card was skimmed by unknown individuals at the Scotia Bank in Port Hope on Feb. 22.
According to Port Hope Police Service, the man used an ATM machine located at the bank to withdraw money, but when he completed the transaction the ATM machine took his card.
A man standing beside him said his card was also taken and to press cancel for the card to be returned.
The man did this and the screen indicated his card was seized.
Police said the man started getting messages that his card was being used in town, contacted Scotia Bank security and eventually his card was canceled.
Funds were transferred from the complainant’s line of credit to a chequing account and then used for transactions.
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This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
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