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Cash machine users urged to be vigilant
CASH machine users are being advised to check ATMs carefully before using them.
The warning comes after fraudsters are thought to have targeted machines in Manningtree.
Residents in nearby towns are also urged to be cautious as crooks can easily move skimming devices to other machines.
During June and July cash machine users may have been conned by two different scams.
Crooks fitted devices to machines which either allowed them to steal the card and pin, or when users are unable to withdraw cash walk away allowing the fraudsters to take their money.
Essex Police have reminded people to be vigilant when using cash machines and to remain at the machine where possible if they have problems with their card.
If you think you have seen a device, suspicious activity or been stolen from contact PC Judith Currie at Mistley police station on 101. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.