Police say change your PIN regularly

NSW police are urging people to change credit and debit card PINs to avoid the possibility of having their account balances wiped out as a wave of Eftpos fraud sweeps Sydney and coastal cities and towns.

NSW Police say every Australian capital city and some regional centres have been hit by the scam. $50 million has been stolen from cardholders in the most widespread Eftpos attacks seen by NSW police.

NSW Police Strike Force Wigg had identified 50 persons of interest from an Asian crime gang. To date, six people have been arrested in NSW in relation to the scam said NSW fraud squad head Detective Superintendent Colin Dyson.

"There is sometimes a lag between PINs being compromised and used," he said,"If someone whose details are skimmed changes their PIN quickly, the data can be useless to the criminal."

Source: The Daily Telegraph

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