Sacto 9-1-1
July 16, 2012
ATM skimming device found at Auburn bank

DSC02848.JPGAn electronic skimming device has been found at an ATM in Auburn.

The device was found at about 3 p.m. Sunday at the US Bank at 730 High St. when an Auburn couple tried to use a bank card at the machine. After completing what they thought was a transaction, one of the residents noticed that the card slot appeared loose, according to a police press release.

The couple's concern was reported to police. Officers checked other ATMs for similar devices, however, none were found.

Auburn police detectives and the US Bank security experts will be conducting an investigation into the apparent fraud attempt.

The FBI says that the use of ATM skimming devices is a growing criminal activity. The surreptitious equipment allows thieves to record customers' account information and PINs, create their own bank cards, and withdraw from customer accounts, according to the FBI website.

Fraudulent skimmers are designed to look similar to the original card reader and fit right over the legitimate bank reader. That is what occurred at the Auburn bank.

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