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Up to 200 people may have been victims of a skimming device fitted to the Byron Bay branch of St George Bank, it has been revealed.

The bank detected a series of unusual transactions on Sunday night and subsequently discovered the skimmer had been fitted to one of its ATMs. The device included a camera for recording the PINs of card users.

The cards were blocked by the bank for security reasons and reissued again yesterday.

A spokesperson for St George said he believes fewer than 100 people were affected but the bank will reimburse them for any money stolen from their accounts.

‘It would appear that… having fitted [the device] they probably produced a series of counterfeit cards,’ he told ABC radio this morning.


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