Skimming devices reported on Annapolis ATMs

Posted at 5:56 PM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 06:15:31-04

Annapolis Police began receiving calls about skimming devices on ATMs in Annapolis a few weeks ago.

Skimmers are devices that go right over the slot where you slide your ATM card in. Thieves can capture the information on your card and even get your PIN from a camera placed above the PIN pad.

Thieves will not use the stolen information for weeks, and that makes it difficult for police to catch them.

Police believe the skimmers were used at the 7-Eleven on Forest Drive and the one on Bay Ridge Avenue. Detectives believe the skimmers were also used in the Chesapeake Market on Forest Drive.

Lynn Jerdal had her ATM card compromised twice.

“We had to get a new card, and we were without it for a week or so,” Jerdal said.

Police recommend you pay close attention to the machine you are using. Jiggle the card reader to make sure it’s real, and even cover up the PIN pad so your number can't be stolen.

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