FAIRFAX, Va. (CBSDC) – For the second time in a matter of months, skimmer devices made for identity theft were found attached to ATM machines in Fairfax County hospitals.
Police responded to two reports this week, the first of which was Tuesday, Nov. 27 when a skimmer device was discovered on the ATM located near the lobby gift shop at Inova Fairfax Hospital. An illegal card skimmer was removed from this same ATM on Sept. 12.
This time around, a hospital employee noticed the input slot for the card was loose and wobbly; when she inserted her bank card, the device fell off and she immediately reported it to security.
Detectives believe the device may have been attached to the machine for weeks and urge anyone who used the machine to monitor their financial statements closely.
A second device was discovered on a machine located in the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital lobby adjacent to the cafeteria on Wednesday, Nov. 28 around 1 p.m.
A hospital security guard discovered this device after being notified of the incident at Fairfax Hospital.
Neither of these bank machines are either owned or monitored by Inova staff.
If consumers who may have used either of these machines in recent weeks detect inconsistencies in their transactions, they are urged to contact their bank and police.