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Crooks targeting ATMs with skimmers at credit unions around Redford

Posted at 6:51 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 18:51:39-04

REDFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) — Redford Police are alerting the public about skimming devices hidden on ATMs at some area credit unions, allowing the thieves to retrieve bank card information including secret PIN numbers.

Linda Noble was one of the recent victims.

She was looking at the banking app on her phone when she saw a $200 withdrawal from an ATM located inside of a 7-11 store.

"I knew I did not do that," said Linda who then filed a police report out for the theft.

She's still waiting for her credit union to reimburse her for the stolen money.

"I had heard about them stealing your credit card information to go shopping online, but I never knew they could actually get your PIN number," she said.

Linda used her debit card at an ATM at a credit union on Plymouth Road near Beech Daly in Redford.

In a recent Facebook Live, a Redford Police officer urges residents to be alert to the hidden devices used by crooks that have been found at some of their local credit unions.

Card skimmers have often been found at gas station pumps where customers insert their card for payment.

Click on the video to hear how police suggest you check for possible skimming devices before you insert your debit or credit card.