D.C. police are warning residents a couple of spike in bank card readers used to steal info, in any other case generally known as skimmers, at retailers within the space.

D.C. police are warning residents a couple of spike in bank card readers used to steal info, in any other case generally known as skimmers, at retailers within the space.

Credit card skimming gadgets have been positioned by workers and faraway from 5 institutions throughout the District from March 25 by April 12, in keeping with D.C. police.

NBC Washington reported that every one 5 places have been grocery shops.

“The keypad was glowing, like model new,” retailer worker John Perry-Miller instructed NBC Washington. Perry-Miller mentioned he found one of many skimmers on the Safeway on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

The skimmer system can look equivalent to the keypad on the reader. But police mentioned there are methods to be aware earlier than making your transaction.

  • Police advocate evaluating the machine you’re utilizing to the one subsequent to you, checking the alignment of the cardboard reader with the panel beneath and looking out contained in the reader earlier than inserting your card.
  • Police additionally mentioned to verify your system can’t be moved or budged when touched, and if you happen to do suspect a card skimmer, to contact police instantly.

Images of two people believed to be linked to the skimmers have been captured by close by surveillance cameras, police mentioned.

CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE: Anyone who can determine these individuals or present info is requested to contact D.C. police at 202-727-9099 or textual content your tip to 50411. (Courtesy D.C. police)

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