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Card fraud hit by new Barclays ATM

20 December 2004
Barclays has brought out a new tamper-proof ATM machine.

The machine has a curved covering over the card slot, preventing 'skimming' devices being attached to it.

Within the card slot are sensors, which monitor what is inserted into the slot. These prevent people inserting devices that “catch” cards for the fraudsters to steal later.

Barnaby Davies, Barclays' head of ATMs, said: "It's been amazing. Criminals very quickly caught on that these machines simply could not be used for skimming, and attacks on our machines dropped dramatically."

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