Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Skimmer found at bank ATM

The Madison Police Department issued the following press release.



18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Surely they have good photos from the ATM Camera of whoever placed that device. I always grab the card slot device and tug it HARD before inserting my card. As I understand, they never attach the skimmer too tightly so that they can easily remove it later.

Anonymous said...

You put ATM skimmers where the money is. Auto burglaries are next. Madison is where the nice cars are with nice stuff in them.

Anonymous said...

That's it, I'm moving to Pearl.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused....people still use cash?

Anonymous said...

Cash is going to be here a long time.

Anonymous said...

My wife's debit card was compromised last week, and we're pretty sure now that it was due to a skimmer on the BankPlus ATM at the District. We only use our cards to get cash, and a couple of hours after she used hers, it was used for two point-of-sale transactions in Southern California.

I'm sure they've replaced their lost skimmer already. Thieving thugs are the worst. Y'all be careful out there.

Anonymous said...

How would somebody go about using the numbers obtained from a skimmer at a 'point of sale' transaction. That makes no sense since you have to HAVE the card for a purchase. "Oh, lemme give you my numbers....I left my card at home" won't work.

Anonymous said...

@8:48 - It's not that hard, really. All you have to do is have credit card blanks and a magnetic stripe writer. Once your information has been skimmed, anyone anywhere in the world can duplicate your card. Once they do that, they can use it in a . . . wait for it . . . POS transaction. (When's the last time a Walmart cashier checked your signature or ID when you bought something?) Don't take my word for it, though. Spend about 90 seconds on Google and see how it works.

Anonymous said...

Easy 8:48, they make a new card. The equipment is relatively cheap.

Anonymous said...

8:48,
Happens all the time. Apparently they use a forged card with the account info on it. I have had my credit compromised, and there was a point of purchase charge at a drugstore in New York while I had the card in my possession in Atlanta. Fortunately, the card company spotted the purchase quickly and contacted me for confirmation of the charges. Of course they then immediately cancelled the card and sent a new one.

Anonymous said...

8:48, do you think they're doing this without having cooperative merchants already lined up to skim some off the top?

Anonymous said...

so the CHIP in these new cards is useless?? great...............

Anonymous said...

When a bank is so careless that they will allow people to place skimmers at their ATMs it is time to look for another bank.

Anonymous said...

You would think that a freakin bank would check their ATMs each morning as point of protocol. Just shows you how lazy & apathetic bankers are.

Anonymous said...

All you goobs who are talking about how simple and cheap it is have forgotten one thing....You can't duplicate a chip. Spend your own 90 seconds googling.

Anonymous said...

PRESS RELEASE:
FROM: MISSISSIPPI BANKING ASSOCIATION
TO: ALL RETAIL BANKING MANAGERS

LET IT BE WRITTEN. ALL RETAIL BANKING MANAGERS MUST NOW CHECK FOR SKIMMERS THAT ARE PLACED ON ATMs (MAINLY IN THE OVERNIGHT TIME-FRAME) EACH MORNING, PRIOR ...REPEAT PRIOR TO CONSUMING THE FIRST JELLY DOUGHNUT AT YOUR DESK. ONCE A THOROUGH CHECK FOR SKIMMERS HAS BEEN COMPLETE, YOU CAN RESUME YOUR NORMAL DAY OF PRETEND BUSY AND IGNORING LOBBY PATRONS.

THAT IS ALL.

Jelly Donut said...

If banks spent as much time checking for skimmers as they do making sure you can't possibly open one of those clear plastic transaction-tubes at the drive thru, we wouldn't have these problems.

Anonymous said...

The Secret Service was contacted. Wow - the queen must have a box in that branch.

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