SOUTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (WABC) — New Jersey police say thieves are hacking into customers’ bank accounts and withdrawing hundreds of dollars from ATMs.
At least 30 victims have already come forward and authorities believe there could be more.
The thefts seem to have started a few weeks ago. People using the ATM at the PNC Bank location on Georges Road were having hundreds of dollars withdrawn from their accounts, even though they had their cards with them.
According to police, a skimming device was loaded on the ATM after hours.
He shuts down the machine for a few minutes and loads his information so that when customers insert their cards, their banking information is stolen and the thief can download it to fake cards.
The bank’s security cameras have captured footage of a suspect that police are now trying to identify. He is believed to have withdrawn cash from ATMs in several counties.
As customers check their statements, they return to the branch and get their money back from the bank – and receive new cards.
Police suggest switching to cards you can just type in without inserting – and be extra vigilant.
PNC Bank customers who notice suspicious activity related to ATM withdrawals should notify the police and PNC Bank.
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