3 Feb 2009

Romanians arrested over credit card skimming

5:46 am on 3 February 2009

Two Romanian men have been arrested in Auckland in relation to credit card "skimming".

Police said the men, aged 24 and 35, were found in a city motel room as they were preparing to leave New Zealand.

Detective Sergeant Paul Newman said members of the public and bank staff identified card-skimming devices placed on automatic teller machines in Rotorua and Orewa.

Mr Newman said these are designed to capture details of cards from unsuspecting customers and are very much an international crime trend.

He is urging people to report any activity around ATMs they think is suspicious to police and bank staff immediately.