Police discover credit card skimmer inside local store
Fraser Winter Park police discovered a credit card skimmer attached to one of the machines inside a local store on Wednesday.
“As you can see, the item looks very much like the face plate to the actual machine, and only took a few seconds to install,” warned the Fraser Winter Park Police Department on its Facebook page.
Investigators do not believe a data breach occurred because the device would need to be removed from the real reader to access any data stored on it. Because police do not believe that anyone’s information was stolen, they have not named the business were the skimmer was found.
Additionally, the department reported that no other devices were found at any other stores in the Fraser Valley, and police are trying to pull video footage of the person who placed the skimmer for possible identification.
“This is a great reminder to never use your PIN when using your debit card,” police added as a tip to help prevent people from becoming victims. “Run everything as a credit and check your bank or credit card statements regularly.”
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