Skimmer device discovered on Elizabethtown bank ATM
According to the Elizabethtown Police Department, a customer found a skimmer device attached to the Magnolia Bank ATM on Sunday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Criminals are getting bold when it comes to stealing your money.
According to the Elizabethtown Police Department, a customer found a skimmer device attached to the Magnolia Bank ATM on Sunday. Magnolia Bank said the device was discovered quickly and affected a small number of customers.
Officers are seeing more of these devices on gas pumps and ATMs throughout the area. Officer John Thomas said criminals are getting more aggressive with their methods.
"It used to be that they would avoid installing these devices at banks and well-established ATMs," Thomas said. "But now we're seeing them branch out and target even main branches of banks."
The bank has contacted everyone that was affected. Elizabethtown resident Pamela Hannah plans to be extra careful when using her card.
"You wouldn't think something like that would happen here in town, but unfortunately, it's happening everywhere," Hannah said.
Magnolia Bank released a statement on its Facebook page. Here's a portion of it:
"We will work with our customers to assist them through the process of replacing their cards and monitoring their account activity. We are grateful that our list of potentially impacted customers is small. We are committed to providing personal assistance to each of them."
Police recommend checking to see if anything is loose on the card reader, because criminals often clue the reader on top of the device.
You should also check your accounts daily looking for fraudulent charges.
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