Nassau County warns of uptick in skimming devices at area ATMs

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Nina Pineda is in Mineola with the story. (WABC)

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter are urging citizens to be vigilant when using any type of credit or debit card at ATM locations.

The Nassau County Police Department is reporting an increase of incidents involving credit/debit card information being stolen through skimming devices.

Authorities list the following precautions that the public should follow:

--Do not use an ATM that appears unusual or appears to be altered and notify the institution.
--Safeguard your Personal Identification Number (PIN), including being aware of anyone in the vicinity and covering pad when entering PIN.
--Closely monitor your bank statements as well as your balances and immediately report any problems to your institution.

The information is being provided to residents to make them aware of these ongoing scams.

If you believe you may have been a victim of any of these scams, please call 911 immediately.

Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible are asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477). All calls remain anonymous.

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