Police have images of two men they believe put a credit-card data collection device on an ATM at the Chapel Avenue 7-Eleven. No data is believed to have been compromised.
By Matt Skoufalos
Cherry Hill Police have released photos of a pair of men suspected in an ATM skimming scam reported in the 7-Eleven in the 1800 block of Chapel Ave.
Police said the men attached a card reader and pinhole camera designed to capture the bank card data and PIN entries, respectively, of ATM customers. Authorities believe the device was connected to the bank machine just before 12 a.m. on Sunday, January 17. They say the device “was active for less than two hours, and it is believed no financial data was compromised.”
Cherry Hill Police Captain Amy Winters said that ATM users can potentially thwart skimmers by shielding their PIN entries with their free hands, and by inspecting cash machines for loose or irregular attachments near the card swiper. Winters recommended that users look for any pieces that may appear spray-painted or unstable.
She also said that ATM users should always keep a close eye on their bank statements, particularly for small or recurring charges.
“$10 or $15 a week isn’t as noticeable and may go undetected for weeks,” Winters said.
Anyone with information about the suspects or the incident are asked to contact the CHPD Investigative Unit (856-488-7833) or Det. Sgt. Jason Snyder (firstname.lastname@example.org). Anonymous tips may be received at email@example.com.