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Driver claims card cloned at petrol pump

Friday February 19 2016


Morrisons Morrisons


A SHOCKED driver says she had her debit card cloned at a supermarket petrol pump.

Valerie Scott Jones, from Birkdale Close Cudworth, believes her card was cloned after fulleing up at Morrisons in Cortonwood.

She said: “The last time I used my debit card was at Morrisons pay at the pump. Then I had a message saying there was movement on my account the bank wanted to authorise.

“They said more cards are compromised at pay at pump locations because they are unmanned and unsupervised."

A Morrisons spokesman said: “If cloning had taken place at the pump we would expect to have had a number of reports from customers. However, so far this has been the only one, which suggests the cloning took place elsewhere.”

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Reply Posted by ap on Friday February 19 2016 at 15:30
Someone can clone your card by walking past you with the right equipment. You simply don't look at your account for the last time you have used it and accuse them. Its called RFID skimming, l think this is more likely what's happened.

Reply Posted by ???? on Friday February 19 2016 at 16:54
What if it wasn't a contactless payment card? Didn't think you could RFID skim these.

Reply Posted by Amanda on Friday February 19 2016 at 17:32
Eve, what has also got to d with anything? I also don't understand the "unmanned and unsupervised" remark in the story? You put in your card, enter your pin and remove like any other pin machine?

Reply Posted by gill on Sunday February 21 2016 at 11:54
my daughters card was cloned at next at Cortonwood

Reply Posted by Robdought on Sunday February 21 2016 at 15:11
This sort of of scamming is a multi million pound fraud. With banks using more technology for example the "contactless payment" it's bound to happen. One member of my family has upgraded is wallet it now has a protection screen. Fitted with a protective piece of metal type to stop people cloning.

Having said that it won't stop cash machines being used to scam. When you use any cash machine or petrol payment machine always look closely to the part you insert your card.Look for pieces of plastic or does the machine look different to other cash points if so don't use.

Pull the front of the machine if it's cloned it will come away in your hand.

Also put some insulation tape over the 3 digit security on back of your card.you only need that information when buying online.

It stops people looking over your shoulder and dodgy shops passing on the details to organised criminals.