Police investigating skimming device in multiple counties

- Police are looking to identify two men in connection to a skimming device/fraud scheme in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

"Who knows what to look for?" said John Boyle.  News of skimming devices found on ATMs in the Philadelphia area has people wondering if they could be a victim of this kind of crime.

“We don't just shake the machine to find if there's a device," said Boyle.

The Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Unit says investigators found two skimming devices on bank ATMs on September 15th. They say the devices are usually good for 24-36 hours before the person who put it there comes back to get it.

"A person can have your information and they can get into your bank account," said Captain Ronald Lee.
He released surveillance pictures of the suspects in the incidents at Rhawn and Morehead Streets in the Fox chase section of the Northeast and another in Willow Grove.  Police did not give the exact location or bank the ATMs are associated with.

"This right here would be a magnetic strip. This is how the card is duplicated and how the information is actually transferred and then it's put on here where it can be downloaded on a laptop computer. At that time additional cards can be made," said Capt. Lee.

Paul Kaczmarczik says he's always on the lookout for anything that looks unusual.

"If I see anything on the card slots that I don't expect I wouldn't use it."

And he says he always takes precautions.

"I stand in front and put my hand over whatever I can," said Kaczmarczik.


 

 

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