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Hundreds of Bank of Ireland customers have accounts skimmed

Thousands of euro was taken from customer accounts in a major skimming operation.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

HUNDREDS OF CUSTOMERS of Bank of Ireland had money taken from their accounts in a major skimming operation.

Thousands of euro is believed to have been taken from customers at two branches in Graiguenamanagh in Kilkenny and Borris in Carlow.

Gardaí are investigating the hacking which came to light at the weekend. It is believed that a tiny camera was put at the side of certain ATMs and an electronic device was put into place where cards are slotted into the machine.

The money showed up on account statements as being withdrawn from ATMs in the United States.

Bank of Ireland has said that all affected customers will be reimbursed in the coming days.

In a statement the bank said: “Bank of Ireland wishes to reassure customers that it is our policy to fully refund any losses sustained as a result of this criminal activity.

“The bank is proactively contacting customers to confirm the fraud and issue replacement cards and will continue to closely monitor the situation, which is also under investigation by the gardaí”.

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