Police have released images of a skimming device found on a Blackpool cash machine.
As reported by The Gazette, a false slot and hidden camera were found attached to the ATM at Marton Post Office on Preston New Road on June 9.
Now detectives have released photographs of the device, which would have been used to steal a person’s debit or credit card and identify their PIN.
Officers are also asking residents to identify a man pictured in a CCTV image, who they are keen to speak to in connection with their inquiry.
The device was spotted by a 58-year-old woman who became suspicious when trying to use the ATM and she informed the police.
Det Con Alan Quanbrough said: “Fortunately this lady was eagle-eyed enough to spot this device, otherwise she, and others, may have ended up heavily out of pocket.
“If anybody recognises the man in the CCTV then I would urge them to contact police as we believe he could help us with our inquiries.”
It is thought the scammer placed a camera over the keypad of the cash machine to record people as they keyed in their pin number.
A device was also installed to capture the card once it had been entered and another recording device to monitor the process.
The postmaster of Marton Post Office said no-one had their money taken by the scam artist because of the service’s sophisticated cash points.
Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.