Police urge businesses to be vigilant as $10,000 stolen in EFTPOS machine scam


Businesses nationwide are being warned about criminal activity targeting EFTPOS machines, which has resulted in at least $10,000 being stolen. 

Two men have been charged and another two have been arrested in Perth, but WA Police believe more people are part of the organised crime syndicate. 

Detective Sergeant Jamie Hutcheson from the Financial Crimes Squad said offenders had targeted businesses in several Perth suburbs, including Dianella, Duncraig, Perth and Leederville. 

“The offenders — usually two or more people — go into a business and they will distract a staff member, and then they’ll steal an EFTPOS machine, and they’ll replace it with a compromised machine,” he said. 

Police believe the EFTPOS scam detected in WA is Australia-wide.(

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