Images released – ATM Skimming Devices, Brisbane

Police have released images of a man they believe may be able to assist them with their investigations into two different skimming devices located in Brisbane City at the weekend.

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.

It is believed that all information data obtained by the skimming devices has been retrieved by police and security of the credit card details has not been compromised.

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.

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