Police Urge Retailers to Watch Out for Skimmers in Pennsylvania

NACS has resources to help retailers fight skimming at the pumps.

March 08, 2023

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Police in Pennsylvania are dealing with an outbreak of skimmers. The investigation started when skimmers were found attached to ATMs at two separate 7-Eleven stores in Montgomery County, near Philadelphia.

On Tuesday, police announced that skimmers were found attached to c-store ATMs in four other locations.

“How it works: A small skimmer is inserted into the credit card slot, which reads the numbers on bank cards when they are inserted into the ATM. A tiny camera is hung above the keypad to capture PINs as they’re typed in,” a spokesperson for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office wrote. 

NACS provides resources to fight skimming, including training, decals and information.