Skimmer found on ATM at bank in Dalton
Dalton police say a skimmer was found on an ATM at a local bank on Monday.
Police say the skimmer was found at Atlantic Capital Bank at 1237 North Glenwood Avenue by a maintenance technician.
The technician was sent to work on the ATM after the machine’s security feature signaled an error on Saturday and shut down the ATM.
Police say the technician heard a clicking sound coming from the ATM card reader and found the skimmer. The technician called police once he found the skimmer.
“Because the skimmer does not appear to have any type of transmitter, it is believed that the skimmer would have had to be physically retrieved by whoever left it in order for the information to be downloaded,” says Dalton police spokesperson Bruce Frazier.
Police say it’s unclear if anyone’s banking information was stolen by the person or persons who left the device.
Police urge anyone who used the ATM to keep an eye on their accounts for any fraudulent activity.
If you have any information about this case, please call Officer Matias Castillo at 706-278-9085, extension 9352.
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