Analecta Cyber Company Blog: Police tell customers to monitor accounts after two men arrested for skimming ATM

2015-11-11

Police tell customers to monitor accounts after two men arrested for skimming ATM

Chesterfield Police arrested two men who they believe skimmed from ATM's in Chesterfield on October 29.

Officers arrested Kirill Korotkov, 21, and Andrei Turski, 27, with a skimmer and credit and debit cards at the Bank of America on Buford.

Police have notified customers that they should check their accounts for any unauthorized activity.
“It’s instantaneous, it picks it right up." Special Agent Doug Mease said.

The annual losses from card skimming in the U.S. is more than $1 billion, according to the Secret Service. Skimmers attach devices to ATMs that read card numbers. Video then records people entering PINs.

Agent offers tips

Mease said customers should cover their hand when use the card.

A spokesman of Bank of America said: “Bank of America is committed to the safety and security of our customers’ accounts and financial information. We have a variety of security measures in place to protect customers and clients, including our free $0 Liability Guarantee, which protects customers from unauthorized transactions using their credit cards or ATM/Debit cards if reported in a timely manner.”