Card Skimmers Found On Clarksville ATMs

Posted at 6:17 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 20:42:05-04

Card skimmers have been found on ATMs in Clarksville, and police believe two people are responsible.

A man was caught on surveillance video applying the card skimmer to the ATM, while a woman watched in the passenger's seat.

"If you can move it and it shakes at all, try to pull on it and see if it comes off. It it wiggles there's good chance it is a card skimmer," said Christy Caudill, Chief Operations Officer or First Advantage Bank.

Caudill said a customer thought the card reader was suspicious, and wiggled it. That's when they noticed the card reader had been tampered with.

"We immediately sent our branch managers out and checked all the other machines. Then we called the other banks and told them that they needed to check their machines as well," said Caudill.

Three additional ATMs in Clarksville were also tampered with, and there is always a chance that any card reader could be rigged. Bank officials said the card skimmer was only on the machine for four to six hours, and no money was stolen from any card swiped.

If you notice anything suspicious with your account information police ask that you give them a call.