A warning to Eltham cash machine users from the police, via This is Local London:
"PEOPLE using bank cards in Eltham have been advised to stay vigilant after criminal devices were attached to cash machines in the area.
Police say the ‘loop’ device, used in Eltham High Street, prompts unsuspecting customers to re-enter their PIN into the cash machine.
After several unsuccessful attempts, the customer finds that the machine will not return their card, wrongly believing that the cash machine has retained it.
In reality the thief, posing as another frustrated customer memorises the PIN and removes the device and card once the victim has left."
Terrible. Though I'm not sure yet whether I can be bothered to respond to the bitter and racist 'your say' comment at the end of that Local London piece....