Police warn shoppers to watch out for compromised ATMs

THE State Crime Command's Fraud and Cyber Crime Group is warning shoppers and merchants to be vigilant during the busy festive season.

The Christmas shopping period is typically a prime time for trans-national crime gangs to visit major shopping locations around Australia and target ATMs and stores.

Detective Superintendent Brian Hay said in the past fly-in fly-out criminals have targeted several cities in a co-ordinated set-up.

"A number of ATMs have been recently compromised in the South East Queensland and it is well known that the festive season is a time favoured by criminal ATM skimming operations," Supt Hay said.



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