skimming

Bank Info. Stolen by ATM Skimmers

Oct 25, 2011

(AP) Federal investigators say there’s been a rash of cases of bank account information being stolen at ATMs in Nashville and Chattanooga.

Crooks are using a device called a skimmer, a card reader that’s placed over the regular card slots on bank machines to capture account information. They can also get your PIN number  by placing cameras near the ATM.

Agent Greg Mays says the Secret Service field office in Nashville, has investigated 10 cases of skimming in Nashville in the past year.