ATM Skimmers In Truck Stops Appears To Be A Rising Trend.

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Anchorman's Comment
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If You Used The ATM At These Two Truck Stops, Check Your Bank Account Immediately

Multiple ATM card skimmers were discovered in Ohio truck stops on Tuesday, according to a report by the Fayette County Sherrif’s Office.

The skimmers are used to steal debit card information, including PIN numbers, from unsuspecting customers who use the ATM.

Police removed the devices from ATMs at the Travel Centers of America truck stop and Love’s truck stop, both located at exit 65 on I-71 in Jeffersonville, Ohio.

Authorities are warning anyone who may have used the compromised devices to monitor their bank accounts for unusual activity.

ATM skimmers in truck stops appears to be a rising trend. Just last month officers in Carlisle, Pensylvania, removed a similar device in the Petro on Route 11.

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Just last month officers in Carlisle, Pensylvania, removed a similar device in the Petro on Route 11.

You May Have Had Your Debit Card Info Stolen If You Used The ATM At This Petro Truck Stop

An ATM skimmer was discovered at the Petro Stopping Center located at 1201 Harrisburg Pike on Route 11 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on September 21.

The skimming device allows thieves to steal the debit card information, including PIN numbers, from unsuspecting customers who swiped their card at the ATM machine.

The device was found on the ATM near the front entrance of the store. It has since been removed. A second ATM inside the Petro was checked as well, but did not have a skimmer.

Authorities are warning anyone who may have used the compromised device to check their bank statements for unusual activity and to request a new card from their bank.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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People think I'm crazy but any time I use an atm, I'll either tug on or shake the card swipe portion to make sure it's really part of the machine.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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People think I'm crazy but any time I use an atm, I'll either tug on or shake the card swipe portion to make sure it's really part of the machine.

Same here. Can't trust anything, anymore.

We have to understand, we must be secretly rolling in the dough, that's why we drive trucks for weeks on end.

Dave

Scott O.'s Comment
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I was going to ask and I'm sure its a dumb question but if you tug on the card swiper and if its a skimmer will it come off or do you gotta pry it off

Kieran L.'s Comment
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Here is a good little guide on skimmers and how to recognize them and protect yourself. How To Spot ATM Skimmers

Also, be aware the latest rage for card thieves is actually to install skimmers on the gasoline pumps, and most of these devices aren't even visible on the outside of the pump. The pump skimmers are data collection devices installed on the electronic card reader of the pump internally, where you'll never see them unless you're an attendant with a key to open the pump (the thief uses a universal gas pump key to open it, which they simply order online) and you know what you're looking for. These skimmers do not alter the pump's appearance or operation at all, they simply plug inline on one of the cables for the card reader internally and usually transmit the card information to the thief via text message, so they never have to return to retrieve the information. Sometimes these skimmers don't get discovered for months or years. The only way to be sure to avoid this type of skimmer is to pay inside at the register rather than at the pump. Keep this in mind!

Fortunately, here in the US, nearly all card companies will reimburse you if your account is used fraudulently, provided that you report it immediately when you suspect something is wrong.

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