HAINES CITY, Fla. – Have you ever received that dreaded alert on your debit or credit card app? Unusual activity detected. Only to find that you just purchased a new living room set at a BJ’s Wholesale Club 8 states away?
On Sunday, July 10th, at approximately 9:51 a.m., a man surreptitiously installed a skimming device on an ATM at the Pilot Travel Center on U.S. 27 in Haines City.
The Haines City Police Department is requesting any information that may lead to the identity or the location of the suspect(s).
Skimming occurs when devices illegally installed on ATMs, point-of-sale (POS) terminals, or fuel pumps capture data or record cardholders’ PINs.
Criminals use the data to create fake debit or credit cards and then steal from victims’ accounts. It is estimated that skimming costs financial institutions and consumers more than $1 billion each year.
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If you can help us identify this suspect, please notify Detective Newell at 863-4213636. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477 (TIPS) or via the web at www.p3tips.com.