Card Skimmer at Jonesville Publix ATM
JONESVILLE - The ATM at the Jonesville Publix fell victim to card skimming, and police say it could be part of a larger scheme.
Deputies from the Alachua County Sheriff's Office say a group put a mould on the ATM and they were scanning people's information as well as recording video of pin numbers.
The Publix manager saw the men taking the mould off of the ATM and called police.
The ATM is safe now, and police say by checking for any loose parts when you swipe your card -you could protect yourself.
Repoter Question: "If it were a skimmer would pieces of the ATM come off?"
Lt. Todd Kelly, Alachua County Sheriff's Office: "Potentially it could - the part where you put your card in, if you were to grab that it could could come off. ATM machines are built pretty robustly there shouldn't be parts that wiggle and jiggle. You shouldn't be able to pull anything loose from an ATM machine so it wouldn't hurt to check something like that to make sure it appears the way it should."
The Alachua County Sheriff's Office was sent pictures from other agencies around the state where the photos of the men in the surveillance pictures seem to match the ones found here in Jonesville.
Detectives are still investigating just how many people may have had their information compromised.
The agency has yet to release the suspects' names.
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