Gallery: Telltale signs of ATM skimming

ATM skimming schemes involve installing fraudulent equipment that criminals use to steal credit and debit card numbers and PINs. Industry estimates calculate that ATM fraud costs banks and consumers billions of dollars annually. Here are a few things to look for the next time you need to hit the ATM.
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Image courtesy City of Marion, Iowa

Fake readers

In an ATM skimming operation, criminals place a fake device on top of an otherwise valid card reader and steal card information and PIN numbers.

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