Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

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ATM Alert: False Front Attached to ATM Machine

The Associated Press recently reported a new variation of “skimming” (gathering and storing information from the magnetic strips on the backs of debit or credit cards):

"BELLEVUE -- Police say a false front was attached to an A-T-M machine in Bellevue to steal account numbers from debit and credit cards.

It's the latest variation on a scam known as "skimming."

A Bellevue police spokesman, Michael Chiu (chew), says the evidence had been turned over to the Secret Service."

Visit the FDIC Consumer News website for more information about ATM safety. Protect yourself and your money. Be careful at your ATM.

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