Credit card scam police arrest man

Police probing the cloning of hundreds of credit and debit cards belonging to Norfolk motorists arrested a man on Tuesday. The 25-year-old, from Norwich, was arrested in a dawn raid at the BP garage on the city's Martineau Lane.

Police probing the cloning of hundreds of credit and debit cards belonging to Norfolk motorists arrested a man yesterday.

The 25-year-old, from Norwich, was arrested in a dawn raid at the BP garage on the city's Martineau Lane. No further details of the suspect have been released but it is thought he is a member of staff at the filling station.

The arrest comes after the EDP reported that tens of thousands of pounds could have been taken from victims across the county.

Dozens of cases have already been reported and a police spokeswoman said customers should check bank accounts to ensure they had not fallen victim to the scam. It is believed the total number of victims could run into hundreds.

Victims have told how sums of up to £4,000 had been taken from accounts through transactions or withdrawals as far afield as Malaysia and Sri Lanka after their cards were copied.

Anyone worried about card fraud should take steps including reporting suspicious devices attached to cash machines, shielding your hand when entering your PIN, storing private documents securely and shredding correspondence with personal details.