Police have warned the public as a “skimming” device was used at a cash machine to obtain the bank details of a customer.
The incident occurred at the Lloyds TSB bank in Arbroath Road in Dundee between 9am and 9.15am on Sunday.
The card details were then fraudulently used.
Police believe the device was removed almost immediately but are urging anyone who has used this cash machine since Sunday to check your account.
The person who placed the device then removed it is described as a white male of eastern European appearance, in his early 30s and is around 5ft 8.
He is described as having dark hair and a goatee beard, wearing a dark blue jacket and black jeans with ripped knees, and black Nike trainers.
He was seen to drive away in a grey Renault Captur.
No similar incidents have been reported in the area recently.
Skimming devices are designed to read card details without the knowledge of the cardholder, or to retain the card within the machine.
Police have urged the public to look out for anything unusual or suspicious at cash machines.
A spokesperson for the force said: “To avoid being a victim there are some precautions to follow, including checking the card reader and the front fascia for anything that appears to be out of the ordinary before inserting your card, and checking for any unusual attachments to the ATM, such as a leaflet holder.
You should also cover the PIN key pad as you enter your number by obscuring it with your free hand.
If you insert your card, and it appears to be retained or jammed, check the fascia and notify the bank or service provider immediately.
Check your account balance regularly and inform your bank immediately if your account shows any unusual transactions you did not make.”
Anyone with information should call 101, quoting the reference incident 1016 of February 23.
Information can also be reported anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.