Lt. Brad Redfearn who supervises the property crimes division for Rock Hill police, Det. Keith Dugan who specializes in financial crimes, and Brad Sims, former Rock Hill detective and Family Trust Federal Credit Union fraud specialist, teamed up to make a video to protect consumers from having their card information stolen or misused.
Experts advise covering your PIN when using an ATM, and checking the machine for skimmers each time.
York County deputies and Rock Hill police are investigating a skimmer found at an ATM Monday. The amount of money affected is unclear but is already reported as tens of thousands of dollars, with at least 720 customers potentially having card information scammed. Alleged crimes include hundreds of dollars for smoothies to $2,500 at a strip club in other cases that were reported the same day but could be unrelated.
No arrests have been made in the most recent skimmer scam or a scam earlier this year where at least 40 customers were scammed at a different credit union.