FLORENCE, Ky. -- Police are looking for a suspect who installed a credit card skimmer on an ATM last month, according to the Florence Police Department.
A man installed the skimmer at BB&T Bank at 8660 Haines Drive on February 3, police said.
Authorities have seen an increase in credit card skimmers at gas station pumps, ATMs and self checkout lanes over the last few years. The skimmer is the second to be found at a Florence BB&T since November 2017, when a man placed a skimmer on the ATM off Houston Road.
Credit card skimmers can be difficult to detect, but there are some things you can do to protect yourself.
If at all possible, use an ATM indoors, where it’s less likely to have been tampered with. If you must use an outdoor ATM, be sure to check the credit card slot: is it loose? Does it look like it has something on top of it?
At a gas pump, you should always use a credit card, not a debit card, and It’s best to use pumps closest to the gas stations’ clerk. Most pumps have security stickers that seal the doors.
Police are still looking for the suspect. Anyone who has information should call Det. Mike Dickhaus at 859-334-5556 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.