Credit Card Skimmers Increasing


County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter are urging citizens to be vigilant when using any type of credit or debit card at ATM. CCfraud_070815Alocations.It has come to the attention of the Nassau County Police Department that there is an increase of incidents involving Credit/Debit card information being stolen thru skimming devices.These are some of the 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.
• For additional tips see the Nassau County Police Department Facebook page

This 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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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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