A skimming device was found on a local ATM in Point Pleasant, New Jersey at Bridge Avenue Rite Aid on July 24th. However, it is suspected that the device was placed around July 17th. If you used this ATM – you should monitor your bank statements and change your card PIN numbers. Anyone who discovers any unauthorized activity on their account should contact the Point Pleasant Police Department to file a report. If you are a First Financial member and used one of your First Financial cards at this ATM, please call Member Services at 732-312-1500.
To read the full article from Patch, click here.
Please be careful of such devices and be sure to protect yourself and your bank account by using the following steps:
- Use secure ATM machines under video surveillance or inside of a bank lobby. They’re less likely to be tampered with!
- Pay careful attention to what the card reader and keypad normally looks like on the ATMs you use most frequently.
- Don’t use an ATM if the card reader appears to be added on, fits poorly, or is loose.Some thieves place a fake box over the card slot that reads and records account and PIN numbers.
- Call the customer service number on the ATM immediately if a machine appears suspiciousor if it does not function properly.
Don’t become a fraud victim!