The skimming device (pictured below) is used to steal and use identification data from financial institution cards.
Once this information has been obtained, it is used in various ways to take money from the customer’s account.
The device is a cover plate placed over the original card entry and a small camera (the tiny dot to the bottom left side of the device) attached to record your PIN.
Police remind members of the public to be vigilant when using ATMs and use simple security actions such as covering your hand when entering your personal identification number.
If anyone believes that they have located a skimming device on an ATM they should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.