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Suspect sought for placing skimming devices on food court ATM

Posted: Jun 08, 2018 2:33 PM Updated:

Close monitoring of threats and hazards to our region continues. That message coming from the Mariana Regional Fusion Center following the recent ATM skimming device found on a Bank of Guam machine at the Micronesia Mall. Investigators are looking for the suspect.

Authorities now advising the community to be alert for similar devices, as they work with local and federal agencies to monitor and assess the ATM skimming

The bank confirms no other machines were affected.

You can view a complete list of tips to avoid help you avoid these skimming devices on kuam dot com. ###

((TIPS FOR WEB))

Residents and visitors are advised to practice the following open source tips to avoid ATM skimmers:

  • Use ATMs from your banking institution, preferably ATMs that are in secured access rooms for bank members that have 24/7 CCTV systems.
  • For ATMs, inspect the device. Look for uneven colors or loose PIN pads and tug on the card slot before inserting your card.
  • Avoid paying for gas at the pump; pay inside and with cash when possible.
  • Check the machine for tampering. The presence of scratches, tape, or adhesive residue could indicate a fraudulent device.
  • Avoid gas pumps where the tamper-safe security seal affixed to the pump has been broken or security tape appears fake or out of place.
  • Look at other nearby gas pumps or ATM card readers to see if they match the one you are using.
  • Look above and around the keypad for suspicious cameras/miniature cameras.
  • Place your hand over the keypad when entering your PIN.
  • It is advisable to monitor financial statements for fraudulent activity frequently.
  • While processing an ATM financial transaction and a skimmer device is discovered, report it to local law enforcement immediately.
  • Report any fraudulent credit card activity to the card issuing agency
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