Businesses nationwide are being warned about criminal activity targeting EFTPOS machines, which has resulted in at least $10,000 being stolen.
- The scam involves offenders swapping out EFTPOS machines
- Payments to that business are then refunded to other accounts
- Police believe the scam may be operating nationwide
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.