The public are being warned about the security risks of contactless debit and credit cards.
Aberdeenshire Council’s Garioch and North Marr Community Safety Group are alerting the public to how easy it is for criminals to steal their details.
Opportunist criminals with a cheap reader can swipe your contactless card while it is your wallet or handbag.
By doing this they can copy your details onto their equipment and scam you.
To try to stop the people of Garioch and North Marr being scammed the safety group have provided aluminum envelope card protectors that can be picked up from libraries in Westhill, Inverurie, Insch, Kemnay, Kintore, Alford and Huntly.
Ron McKail, the chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Garioch and North Marr Community Safety Group, believes that it is important that the public are aware of this problem.
He said: “This is an safety issue of concern, and the ease as to how our bank cards can be swiped when they are still in our wallet or handbags needs to be highlighted.
“The safety group have provided a supply of card protectors which are available at libraries in Garioch and North Marr.”