San Luis Obispo police warn of ATM skimming at local bank

September 18, 2023


The San Luis Obispo Police Department has issued a warning to Bank of America customers regarding credit card skimming equipment affixed to a bank ATM.

An employee of the bank, located at the intersection of Higuera and Santa Rosa streets, found the devise during a check of the ATM machine on Sunday morning. The fraudster had slid the skimmer into the card reader.

A bank customer recently reported a fraud incident suspected of being tied to the skimmer.

“Skimmer technology is evolving,” police said. “Skimmers were externally mounted on card readers and the internally place versions are out there. Please stay vigilant: report fraudulent charges as soon as possible if you are a victim of skimming.”

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with camera’s in the lobby one should be able to identify who’s doing what? I used one of the ATMs on Friday morning.

Speaking as a bank employee before you put your card in the ATM check the slot to see if anything feels weird like jiggly before you put your card in