Shoppers urged to protect pin codes

Sabric's Kalyani Pillay says a man was arrested for using a cloned card in Cape Town.

Sabric is urging people to protect their pin codes when doing shopping. Picture: sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) on Thursday urged consumers to protect their pin codes when shopping.

This after a 42-year-old Cape Town man appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court this week.

He was arrested for allegedly trying to pay for groceries with a cloned bank card.

The accused was arrested in August when he tried to buy goods worth more than R13,000 at a shopping outlet in Kenilworth.

Sabric's Kalyani Pillay says, "We've had a number of successes relating to these devices being detected and seized. There are obviously far more [devices] out there and that's why bank clients are still urged to be on the lookout. They need to report to the police whenever they find something suspicious."