Police have issued a warning to the public in the wake of
several ''shoulder surfing'' thefts in the South.
Shoulder surfing occurs when an offender notes a PIN code
being entered into an Eftpos device by a user.
The offender then follows the user and steals their Eftpos
card, which they then use to access the user's funds.
Offenders have been working in pairs, with one distracting
the victim at the front door of their house, while the second
enters via the back door and steals the card.
Police urge Eftpos card users to ensure no-one is watching
when they input the PIN code.
Users should check around them, and cover or shield the
keypad with their other hand when entering the PIN number.
Police are aware of several such offences in the Southern
District and are following a line of enquiry.