Login | Register
SearchMy Stuff
My ProfileMy PreferencesMy Mates RSS Feed
2
Reply to Topic
Author Discussion

John145

Original Poster:

562 posts

44 months

[news] 
Tuesday 4th October 2011 quote quote all
Tonight at Tesco I used the cashpoint on site to withdraw 50 quid, cashpoint made a noise but no cash came out. Thought nothing of it and I hadn't requested a receipt. Put card in again and withdrew a further 50 quid with a receipt as I was worried, this arrived.

Got home tonight checked my bank and the machine has charged me 50 quid twice.

So, tomorrow i'm going to ring my bank, but who is liable?

Receipt is from RBS, machine is based at tesco and has the tag line CashLine across the top. My bank is Lloyds.

Thanks for any help!

Vron

2,096 posts

97 months

[news] 
Tuesday 4th October 2011 quote quote all
I had this happen to me once with NatWest. The bank can tell that no notes were actually dispensed so you should be OK.

Greendubber

3,472 posts

91 months

[news] 
Tuesday 4th October 2011 quote quote all
Could be a scam. There are groups of people who put a fake note draw on the front so the cash gets caught up in it... half an hour later they come and take it away full of cash.


Did you notice anything out of the ordinary on the cash machine?

Also, being Tesco there are cameras all over the place so it should cover you using the bank.

I'd go and have a look at the cash point if I were you, I'd say its more of a scam than a faulty machine.

Very common amongst the eastern European criminal community. I've dealt with a few lately.

Magic919

9,653 posts

89 months

[news] 
Tuesday 4th October 2011 quote quote all
Greendubber said:
Could be a scam. There are groups of people who put a fake note draw on the front
Like a sketch?

John145

Original Poster:

562 posts

44 months

[news] 
Tuesday 4th October 2011 quote quote all
I'd assume I wouldn't be able to withdraw on the second attempt if this was the case though?

Fingers crossed bank can tell I didn't take any money, find out in the morning I guess...
Advertisement

Greendubber

3,472 posts

91 months

[news] 
Tuesday 4th October 2011 quote quote all
Magic919 said:
Like a sketch?
or drawer even!

Greendubber

3,472 posts

91 months

[news] 
Tuesday 4th October 2011 quote quote all
John145 said:
I'd assume I wouldn't be able to withdraw on the second attempt if this was the case though?

Fingers crossed bank can tell I didn't take any money, find out in the morning I guess...
The ones that we have discovered have been able to store the cash and somehow makes the machine think the money has been taken as normal. Very cunning.

It appeared to be more common on Barclays machines but there have been others found about the place.

simoid

13,303 posts

46 months

[news] 
Tuesday 4th October 2011 quote quote all
Greendubber said:
Could be a scam. There are groups of people who put a fake note draw on the front so the cash gets caught up in it... half an hour later they come and take it away full of cash.


Did you notice anything out of the ordinary on the cash machine?

Also, being Tesco there are cameras all over the place so it should cover you using the bank.

I'd go and have a look at the cash point if I were you, I'd say its more of a scam than a faulty machine.

Very common amongst the eastern European criminal community. I've dealt with a few lately.
This.

Various reports of it on the news today.

benzito

1,058 posts

47 months

[news] 
Tuesday 4th October 2011 quote quote all
happened to me once at a legit cash machine, call your card company quickly and explain what has happened and the whereabouts of the cash machine, they will then check the daily cash withdrawals at the machine electronically and should find that the machine was in "over'-credit by the amount you should have received

they will then refund you the money, even if its a scam - due to the evidence available (i.e. the electronic data of time/date/amount etc and the ?cameras) they can prove you were unfairly treated and refund the money, it is the job of the companies to ensure the cash machines are regularly checked and are functioning properly

Deva Link

26,934 posts

133 months

[news] 
Tuesday 4th October 2011 quote quote all
simoid said:
This.

Various reports of it on the news today.
..but it worked OK the second time he tried it.

paulrussell

1,267 posts

49 months

[news] 
Wednesday 5th October 2011 quote quote all
I've had the same happen to me, though not a Tesco cash machine. Phone your bank and explain what happend, they will then investigate and a few weeks later you'll get a letter explaining the outcome of the investigation. My bank is HSBC though so it may be different for you.

Berw

1,751 posts

93 months

[news] 
Wednesday 5th October 2011 quote quote all
Had it happen twice, once it took a week to get the money back and the second time an hour, neither was a big problem, I phoned my bank each time it hapend, and then went to my branch next day, I think it helped going to th bank rather than phoning.

Mojooo

8,854 posts

68 months

[news] 
Wednesday 5th October 2011 quote quote all
I was ocne at a cash machine from a bank that I was not a customer of. For some reason the machine chewed up my card and the manager couldnt get it out. They let me withdraw £80 from THEIR bank and said they would then withdraw it from MY bank later on.

They never did take the £80 - result.

DBSV8

4,409 posts

126 months

[news] 
Wednesday 5th October 2011 quote quote all
you know the normal scam is the thief places a thin ....rizla paper thin.... plastic device with barb into the card reader ,

He then hangs around the cash machine ,
You come along put your card in , the machine takes your card , but its held in by the plastic and barb device , you tap in your pin number ..OK but you cant retrieve your card ..it appears stuck in the machine ...you look all frustrated ...suddenly helpfull thief appears ..I had the same problem he says try again , he looks over your shoulder ..what hes after is your pin number ...you tap it in same result , he observes and now has your number , card is still in machine , he says better report it to the bank off you go and either the thief or his acommplice retrieve the plastic together with your card and off they go to clear your account.

Always check if your card is swallowed by the machine , rub your finger around the card holder , and dont show any good samaritan your pin number

GC8

15,233 posts

78 months

[news] 
Wednesday 5th October 2011 quote quote all
Berw said:
Had it happen twice, once it took a week to get the money back and the second time an hour, neither was a big problem, I phoned my bank each time it hapend, and then went to my branch next day, I think it helped going to th bank rather than phoning.
Conversely I was distracted by my daughter and an ATM took its £200 back. The staff in-branch stated that they didnt have access to the machine (a lie, disappointingly) and that I had to take it up with my own bank.

B&B contacted Barclays who didnt respond and after fourteen days credited my account, even though they hadnt heard from Barclays. For their part, Barclays had £200 in the recovered drawer and my details on their audit roll, but still dragged their heels...

Snowboy

8,027 posts

39 months

[news] 
Wednesday 5th October 2011 quote quote all
GC8 said:
The staff in-branch stated that they didnt have access to the machine (a lie, disappointingly) and that I had to take it up with my own bank.
I worked in a bank as a teenager.

We did have access to the machine.
But, we did not have the authority to remove anything from the machine.
All we could do was fill it up – and even then there needed to be two people doing it as witnesses.

From a bank clerk POV we would have no idea whether it was your money – whether you had just seen it happen to someone else and were trying you luck – whether it was just a lie.

If we did open it then it would take two staff, the machine would have to be turning off so no other customer could use it.
When the money was removed it would need to be entered into the computer to make sure the money/computer balanced at the end of the day.

It's just not possible to put that much effort in for such a trivial problem.

Palms

128 posts

39 months

[news] 
Wednesday 5th October 2011 quote quote all
I had this happen to me once but was promptly greeted with a message saying that there is a problem with the machine and my account will not be debited


simoid

13,303 posts

46 months

[news] 
Wednesday 5th October 2011 quote quote all
Deva Link said:
simoid said:
This.

Various reports of it on the news today.
..but it worked OK the second time he tried it.
Ah, perhaps it's a very cunning scammer!

getmecoat

John145

Original Poster:

562 posts

44 months

[news] 
Tuesday 11th October 2011 quote quote all
Good news, I went to the bank on Friday, told them about it, woman made a note and today I was reimbursed. Glad I didn't have any difficulty here!

andy-xr

10,076 posts

92 months

[news] 
Tuesday 11th October 2011 quote quote all
Had this happen to me today, Link machine in the local Co-op took me for £1000 according to the bank. They're investigating now. Whats weird was that it spat me £60 than £80 on two requests for £500

HSBC have issued a temp credit that they say will hit my account in 7 days and it can take up to 28 days to sort out.

The machine gave instructions on screen that I should contact my bank, which I did straight away by phone
2
Reply to Topic