Thursday, August 13, 2009

High-Tech Bank Robbers Hitting ATMs
High-tech robbers are targeting Central Virginia and police say you may be at risk. The face of a modern bank robber has no physical confrontation, but at least ten Richmond-area victims know all too well what it's like to be robbed.

Robbers are placing skimmers onto ATMs that read all the information on your card's magnetic strip.

Such robbers also use a small, hidden camera to steal your PIN by recording you while you enter it. Police believe it's a team effort, even though they only have one suspect who was captured on film by an ATM camera.

Sgt. A.D. Rucker, Richmond Police Department Financial Crime Unit, says, "We believe there could be up to four individuals that could be assisting the person in the photo."

If you believe you have fallen victim to this kind of crime, call your local law enforcement agency.

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