The Police’s Corporate Communications Unit, CCU, is advising citizens to be extra careful this holiday season when using Point of Sale, POS, machines to conduct financial transactions.

In a statement yesterday, the CCU noted that there has been an increase in reports of business operators losing their POS machines to criminals.

Business operators are being urged not to leave machines unattended, neither should they allow customers to use the POS machines without supervision.

Police Superintendent, Anthony McLaughlin, says the police have received reports of employees acting as accomplices in some cases of this type of fraudulent activity.

Superintendent McLaughlin offered this advice to customers who use POS machines when making purchases.

Superintendent Anthony McLaughlin.

He was speaking yesterday with Nationwide News.