The Midland Police Department is alerting citizens to exercise caution when using automated teller machines after a skimming device was located at a local bank.
MPD was notified on Thursday of a skimming device that had been found on an ATM at First Convenience Bank, which is located inside Walmart (200 E. Interstate 20). A skimming device is a debit and credit card reader that illegally obtains card holders' information such as their name, card number and personal identification number, or PIN. Another skimming device was recently discovered at First Convenience Bank in Odessa and has been reported to the Odessa Police Department. Customers who have used the affected ATM within the past seven days should cancel their cards to avoid the associated accounts from being compromised.
Citizens are encouraged to check the card entry locations on ATMs for any signs of tampering before inserting a card and to continuously monitor accounts for any unauthorized transactions.
Any individuals who believe there is fraudulent activity on their accounts can make a report by contacting MPD at 432-685-7108.
MPD detectives are looking into possible suspects and the investigation is ongoing.###
Media contact: MPD Communication Specialist Geena Arevalo