Bank card fraud in Wagga prompts fresh warning

A break-and-enter spree across Wagga this Easter long weekend has prompted a fresh call for care and vigilance. 

Wagga police said property crime “all over Wagga” had robbed residents of belongings, vehicles and bank cards. 

Acting inspector Nick Brunyee said officers were investigating allegations of fraud, following the illegal use of a number of credit cards and debit cards. 

While footage from ATMs across the city is being used to target the offenders, Inspector Brunyee said making sure personal items – like wallets and handbags – were secure was key to preventing credit-card-related crime. 

“It is important to know where your cards are at all times and don’t leave the pin anywhere near them,” Inspector Brunyee said.

“It is surprising how many people still write down their pin and put it in their wallet.”

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