Money Retailer collected payments on unwanted mobile for 10 months

Q: You answered a reader’s letter (Questions of Cash, 11 May) on a fraud committed at an HBOS ATM, where a “skimming device” was fitted to the front of the machine.  The victim was obviously unaware of this, but apparently a subsequent customer was as they reported it to the branch when it reopened after the weekend. I have no idea what to look for and many other readers will be similarly uninformed.  Please enlighten us!  IM, by email.

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