18th November 2016
Crimestoppers and LINK, the UK’s cash machine (ATM) network, have reaffirmed their commitment to tackling physical attacks on ATMs and card fraud by renewing their partnership for a ninth straight year.
The partnership between LINK and Crimestoppers began in 2008 and, since that time, has led to many campaigns focused on helping protect the public from cash machine crimes, including card scanning devices, by raising awareness of a crime that affects communities across the UK.
The two organisations also have an agreement in place that offers rewards of up to £25,000 for information passed through Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number that leads to an arrest and conviction of an individual responsible for an attack on a cash machine or card fraud crime.
Rodger Holden, Director of Business Development for Crimestoppers, said:
“Card fraud and physical attacks on ATMs are of great importance to LINK and the impact they have on the local communities is something they very much care about. Crimestoppers, as an independent charity, has a responsibility to those communities to help keep them safe and ensure that those with information on ATM crime and card fraud have a voice, but can remain anonymous when speaking up.
“I’m pleased we’re able to continue our long standing relationship with LINK, and hope that together we can make local communities safer places to be.”
John Howells, CEO of LINK, commented:
“We are delighted to continue our relationship with Crimestoppers in order to help combat cash machine crime in the UK. ATM crime is an issue that LINK takes very seriously and cracking down on it is a key objective for the industry. This partnership and the LINK Reward Scheme is an important part of our ongoing commitment to keeping ATM users and their cash safe.”
If you have any information on anyone who has committed a physical attack on a cash machine or card fraud you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or fill in an Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.