~ Several locals victims scammed from using Marigot ATM Distributor.~
MARIGOT:--- At least one person living on St. Martin told SMN News that the two persons that were arrested in Anguilla and placed on remand for theft at ATM machines seemingly robbed several residents on St. Martin through cloning their Banque Postale cards from a distributor in Marigot.
The victim said on May 2nd the culprits debited her card three times within a time span of three minutes each time withdrawing $500.00. “Within 3 minutes they debited my card for a total of $1,500.00. The victim further states that the time of the transaction she was at home and in possession of her ATM credit card.
She said she believes that there is a major network operating this scam because some kind of system was installed at a local distributor which collects data from a person’s real ATM credit card, which allow the scammers to use it on other cards without a chip.
The victim further explained that she was already reimbursed but wondered what local authorities or even the Banque Postale is doing to protect its clients and their finances.
The Royal Police Force of Anguilla said in a press release published on their Facebook page that two French citizens have been arrested, charged and placed on remand at the Her Majesty Prison. They are 29-year old Renita Catherine Emmanuel of St. James Marigot who appeared in court on Monday, May 27th, 2019. Emmanuel is due back in court on August 12th, 2019 while 37-year-old Justin Junior Miath also from French St. Martin appeared in court on Friday, May 24th, 2019 and he will reappear on July 31st, 2019. Both suspects have been denied bail.