Police issue warning after Skimming devices found in Collinsville

Skimming devices found in Collinsville (Collinsville PD Facebook)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Police arrested juveniles over the weekend accused of putting skimming devices on Collinsville-area ATMs.

Collinsville police said the suspects - who were not named because of their ages - put the skimming devices on ATMs around town.

One of the devices was found at the Scott Credit Union on Beltline Road. Police said the machine was “at risk” for about an hour starting at 7:25 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. Scott Credit Union employees said they have contacted customers whose information may have been compromised.

Skimming devices are used as a way to steal a customers' debit and credit card information. The devices go over the actual card reader. To protect yourself, as you insert your card, you should notice the card seems to go a little deeper than usual, police said. You can also do a preliminary pull on the reader to make sure it is secure. If it comes off in your hand, call police.

Police said that if you used a credit card around the area over the weekend, check your account. If you notice funds missing, contact police.

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