Harford County Sheriff's Office Warns Residents Of Skimming Devices On Card Readers


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HARFORD COUNTY - The Harford County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about "skimmers" on ATMs and other card readers.

According to police, officers recently discovered three skimming devices at multiple locations across Harford County. Two were found at point-of-sale terminals, and one was pulled from a bank ATM.

Skimming devices are small electronic card readers disguised to look like the typical card readers found in stores. Skimmers read your card as you try to make a purchase and steal the card information and PIN for fraudulent use.

These devices can be attached or slid on top of card readers and can usually be easily removed if noticed.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office is alerting the public to look for signs of skimming devices before using any ATM or point-of-sale terminal.

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