Police warn of skimming devices

atm skimmerMedford, Ore. —   Medford police are warning residents of skimming devices after one was found in a local credit union’s ATM. The Northwest Community Credit Union on Cardinal Avenue reports a device was placed on an ATM sometime on Saturday, December 12th. They say they believe all affected customers have been identified, but police say this is a reminder to residents to be on the look-out.

So how do they do it? Scammers place card readers over the card insert which pulls banking information, and  sometimes place a camera over the key pad to capture your pin as you type it. Police say you can protect yourself by covering the numbers on the keypad, and frequently check your account for any fraudulent activity.

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