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Scammers using Skimming Devic
Scammers using Skimming devices at ATM machines 

Fayetteville Fraud Detectives would like to warn the public about a scam utilizing Automatic Teller Machines, (ATM’s).  Several incidents have taken place within the last week and are currently under investigation. 


Scammers are placing skimming devices, (pictured below), on local ATM’s in an attempt to retrieve account information and pin numbers.


Skimming devices can be hard to detect.  Most commonly, the device is placed directly on top of a card reader; as the victim conducts their transaction, the scammers sit in a nearby vehicle where information is wirelessly transmitted. Once the victim’s information is obtained, money is withdrawn from their account in a manner of minutes.   


Citizens are advised to be on the lookout for attachments on ATM’s.  If the machine looks suspicious, do not use it.  If the machine takes your ATM card and does not return it, call your bank right away to have the card inactivated.


Attached below are photographs with various skimming devices attached.

ATM Skimming Device  Skimming Device


Camera on Document Holder  Top of Skimming Device


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