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Rock Hill ATM skimmer scam - don’t be a victim, cops say

Skimmer found on Rock Hill Atm

York County deputies and Founders Federal Credit Union are investigating a skimmer found on an ATM in Rock Hill. More than 700 customers were potentially affected. The skimmer was installed in early May and detected Monday.
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York County deputies and Founders Federal Credit Union are investigating a skimmer found on an ATM in Rock Hill. More than 700 customers were potentially affected. The skimmer was installed in early May and detected Monday.

Police and a bank fraud specialist in Rock Hill want to help people avoid becoming ATM or credit card fraud victims, after a new scam in Rock Hill potentially affected more than 700 people.

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.

Rock Hill Police Department detectives and a former detective working at a credit union made a video to help people avoice becoming victims of skimmer scams. This is a shortened versioned of the public safety announcement.

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.

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