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Paducah PD: Possibility of 'skimmers' at ATMs

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The Paducah Police Department is warning the public about the possibility of "skimmers" at area ATMs.

Police say a Paducah man called them on Tuesday, August 23 and reported that someone had used his Regions Bank debit card number for a $258.44 purchase at an area business.

The man said the number was also used for a $362.36 purchase at a second business, but the transaction was declined.

Police say the man claimed he still had the card in his possession.

They suspect someone may have gotten his debit card number through the use of a "skimmer," and warned ATM users to be very cautious when visiting ATMs.

If you see an ATM that looks suspicious or is different than when you last used it, police say to contact your bank before inserting your debit or credit card.

They recommend you jiggle the card reader. If it moves around when you jiggle it with your hand, they say something probably isn't right.

Police also recommend you check the keypad to make sure an overlay hasn't been placed on it to record your PIN and check your bank statement regularly to reconcile all uses of your debit card.

If you suspect something is wrong, report it to your bank.

Anyone with information about the case can call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 443-TELL.

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