Skimming Device Found on New Haven ATM

By Amanda Raus
|  Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013  |  Updated 8:18 PM EDT
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Police Warn of ATM Skimming

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Police Warn of ATM Skimming

Authorities are investigating after an ATM skimming device was found on a machine in downtown New Haven.
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New Haven police and the U.S. Secret Service are investigating after a skimming device was found on an ATM in downtown.

Authorities wouldn't say which bank it belonged to, but said the micro-devices can scan card numbers and record video of pin numbers as customers type them in.

“They're being manufactured now to blend into what the ATM machine itself looks like,” said New Haven Police Officer Dave Hartman.

Police suggest taking extra precautions to protect your information when using the ATM.

“The most important thing is to cover your key pad when you're entering your pin. The card can be cloned, but the card doesn't have your personal identification number information,” said Hartman.

You should also take a close look at the ATM itself.

“We recommend the slot reader that you actually put your card into, give it a shake. Grab the device, it should be solid,” said Hartman.

Also, be aware of your surroundings, and keep an eye out for anyone lingering around the ATM trying to pick up your information.

If anything or anyone looks suspicious, contact your bank and local police department.

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