A skimming device is an electronic device used by a thief to connect to a credit or debit card reader – including gas pumps, ATM machines or other vending machines that take a card.
Consumers should use caution when using their card on such devices to avoid becoming a victim of a thief who is trying to steal bank account information.
Police say devices that appear to have been tampered with should not be used; anyone who does see a suspicious item on a machine should call local police. Consumers should also be vigilant and monitor their bank accounts to make sure unauthorized transactions aren’t being made.
Anyone who may have fallen victim to such activity should notify their bank and file a police report.