Card skimmers found at bank ATMs in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. --

There have been several cases of ATM skimmers before, especially at stores like Publix and gas stations. But now, someone's actually been planting the devices at banks.


Images Of Skimming Suspect

At least four banks have been hit in the Orlando area. The last one discovered was Tuesday at a SunTrust bank on Kirkman Road. Police say they believe the device may have been on the machine since November.

The device steals your ATM card information when you swipe the card.

"Times are tough, but stealing from other people, stealing my hard earned money," Regions Bank customer Steve Mathis said, expressing his frustration to WFTV.

His bank

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is one of at least four banks in the Orlando area to have discovered devices on their machines. Police released surveillance pictures Tuesday of a man suspected of placing them on the machines. There's also a picture of his white BMW.

Besides skimmers, banks say the crooks hide a small, almost-invisible camera on the ATM to capture your pin when you type it in. Police say they've seen the same thing at two other banks in the past month. They aren't sure it the crimes are related, but they are concerning.

"You gotta remember, when you're using debit card, that's going to be cash out of your bank," said Sgt. Barbara Jones, Orlando Police Department.

If you get ripped off and report it within two days, you're liable for up to $50 in losses. After that, you could be liable for up to $500. But, if you report it more than 60 days after your statement, you could lose everything.

Regions Bank won't say how many customers have been affected, only saying it has replaced the cards for all customers affected.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

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