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Monday, April 23, 2007

Tamil Tigers Target Petrol Stations

Those of you who use credit/debit cards to buy your petrol (ie all motorists) should be on your guard.

It seems that there is an international credit/debit card scam being perpetrated by criminals with links to the Tamil Tigers, the victims being motorists who buy their petrol via credit/debit cards.

The victims' bank details are being skimmed, and the card details and Pin numbers are then used to withdraw money from customer accounts.

It is estimated that approximately 200 of the UK's 9,500 petrol stations have been targeted. Police are investigating complaints made in Edinburgh, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, Peterborough, Nottingham, Leeds, Bristol and Hull.

Keep a close eye on your bank and credit card statements for anything suspicious.

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