Several credit card skimmers have been found in Grover Beach over the past few weeks, the Grover Beach Police Department said in a social media post Tuesday.
Skimmers have been found on several card-reading devices, with six found at the Bank of America ATM at 1564 W. Grand Ave. since late September, the department said in a post on X — formerly Twitter.
Payment card skimmers can be hard to spot, and can appear to be a part of a machine, the department said. If you suspect a skimmer is installed on a device, you should contact the machine’s management or the police department, police said.
The Police Department also advised residents to use a digital wallet in a smartphone, which is safer and not prone to skimming or hacking devices.
MULTIPLE CARD SKIMMERS LOCATED IN GROVER BEACH!
Over the past few weeks, GBPD officers have located several credit/ATM card skimmers located on card reading devices. Specifically, the Bank of America ATM located at 1564 W. Grand has been targeted 6 times since late September. pic.twitter.com/Vqbt2j1MJf
— Grover Beach Police (@Grover_BeachPD) November 14, 2023