Police investigating card skimming incidents in NSW earlier this year have arrested a man who was charged with possessing equipment to manufacture identity information.
Strike Force Huntington is a Fraud and Cybercrime Squad investigation into numerous card skimming incidents in NSW.
That includes the alleged placement of a skimming device and camera on an ATM in Pitt Street, in Sydney’s CBD, during the evening of Thursday 30 April 2015. Police will allege card details of a number of ATM users were stolen from the ATM.
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An appeal was made to the public in June this year.
Yesterday (Wednesday 30 September 2015), a 33-year-old man was arrested at Parramatta and taken to Parramatta Police Station.
The man, who now lives in Melbourne, was charged issued a court attendance notice for the offence of possessing equipment to manufacture identity information. He is expected to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday 4 November 2015.
Investigations by Strike Force Huntington into other card skimming incidents are ongoing.
Police are also reminding members of the public of the steps they can take to reduce their risk of falling victim to skimmers.
• When using an ATM, always use your hand to cover the key pad when entering your PIN. Without your PIN, criminals cannot access your funds from an ATM.
• Always maintain security of your card.
• Be alert at all times when using your cards to purchase goods or withdraw money from an ATM.
• Report any people acting suspiciously around ATMs to the police.
• Regularly check your credit card statements and promptly report any irregularities to your financial institution.
• Always maintain sight of your card and ensure the transaction is processed in your presence every time you make a purchase.