Skimmer found on Daytona Beach ATM

Machine rigged to steal debit card information from customers


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. --

It may not have looked different to bank customers, but an automated teller machine at a Daytona Beach bank was rigged to steal debit card information from customers.

A Bank of America employee realized criminals were at work. The employee works at a branch in Flagler County but contacted authorities on Sunday when the device was found attached to the ATM.

For nearly seven hours, authorities said any customer using the walk-up ATM at 1550 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. may have been vulnerable to what's called skimming.

Police said they have surveillance images of a crook attaching the device to the ATM. Another man put an out-of-order sign on the drive-through ATM, so customers would use the other one.

George Perry may have fallen victim to the skimmers.

"What are you going to do? The crooks will find a way to beat you, but you just do the best you can," Perry said.

Images showed the compromised ATM, with a fake front on the keyboard and card reader. Few would recognize the machine had been tampered with. Authorities said it's complicated even for them.

"This is very high-tech. There's circuit boards in there. There's an antenna. There's a SIM card. There's a battery," Daytona Beach Police Department Sgt. Paul Barnett said.

People who used the ATM on Sunday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. should check their accounts immediately. They're encouraged to contact the Daytona Beach Police Department at 386-671-5100.

Skimmer Found On Daytona Beach ATM

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