Fraud alert as thieves tamper with DLR ticket-machines
FRAUDSTERS have been using dodgy coins to steal cash from ticket machines on East London’s DLR network. Now rail bosses have replaced the machines with new tamper free’ ticket dispensers
FRAUDSTERS have been using dodgy coins to steal cash from ticket machines on East London's DLR network.
Now rail bosses have replaced the machines with new 'tamper free' ticket dispensers across the DLR network.
But TfL denies there has been a serious theft problem and insists the machines were not replaced to combat fraud, just upgraded to take Oyster top-up and debit and credit cards.
"This has never been a widespread problem across the DLR," said a spokesman. "But the new machines incorporate features which minimise this kind of fraud."
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