Two more ATM skimming devices have been found in Lakeview since Thursday afternoon, police said. The riggings have included a substitute swiper to capture card information and a camera to record victims’ fingers as they entered their PINs on the keypad.
Most recently, a device was removed from a cash machine at CVS Pharmacy, 3033 North Broadway, around 11:50 a.m. on Saturday.
On Thursday, a skimmer was found on an ATM at the Jewel-Osco store, 2940 North Ashland, around 4:15 p.m.
Recent Skimmer Recoveries In Lakeview and Lincoln Park
Police are encouraging ATM users to inspect the machines, looking for any irregularities or loose parts, before using them. The card reader slot and PIN pad should not wiggle or have extra pieces visible.
Give everything a good pull. Real ATM parts are built to take a beating. Nothing should move or pop off.
“If there is any type of irregularity or issue in placing the card into the card slot, do not use the ATM,” a police alert warned.
Investigators also suggested covering your hand when you enter your PIN so hidden cameras cannot pick up your secret code.
Anyone with information about skimming incidents is asked to call the Chicago Police Financial Crimes Unit at (312) 746-9661.