Norfolk Police warn ATM users of card skimmers


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Detectives want to warn ATM users to be aware of attempts to steal their ATM card information using a card skimmer.

Friday morning police were called to a 7-11 in 4500 block of East Princess Anne Road. A customer using the ATM there, noticed something was wrong with the machine. The owners of the 7-11 called the police, suspecting the extra part was a skimmer.

Officers investigated the machine and found the extra part attached to the ATM was indeed a skimmer.

In addition to that location, detectives inspected 7-11 ATM’s in the 5300 block of East Princess Anne Road and in the 3600 North Military Highway, and discovered skimmers being used.

The skimmers have been removed from all locations, and police urge customers who used an ATM in those areas to check their account for fraudulent activity.

Police also want to warn people that thieves may install a fake PIN pad over the actual keyboard to capture your PIN, or may install hidden pinhole camera over the PIN pad.

Right now police do not have any suspects in this case, but if you know any information please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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