Three credit card skimmers found on ATMs in Corpus Christi

Three credit card skimmers were discovered and seized over the weekend in Corpus Christi. All three skimmer devices were located by attentive convenience store clerks or customers on the automatic teller machines that were located inside convenience stores on the south side of town, 5900 block of South Padre Island Drive, 4700 block of South Padre Island Drive, and 3800 block of Rodd Field Road.

All three of the devices were “overlay” type devices that were custom made to quickly attach to specific makes and models of ATM’s with double stick tape. All three of the devices contained memory cards, download ports, and an integrated pinhole camera that was aimed at the keypad to capture the PIN that was entered during the transaction.

It is unknown at this time how long these devices have been in place and there exists the possibility that other devices are currently in place at other locations in our city. This is an ongoing investigation and we are reviewing video that was recorded inside these locations.

CCPD requests that local businesses check the ATM’s on their premises for any such devices. We also recommend that consumers who use ATM’s carefully monitor activity on their accounts for fraudulent transactions. Please report criminal activity to the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600.

Overlay device found on ATM’s at 5900 S.P.I.D. and 4700 S.P.I.D.

Pinhole camera on overlay device found on convenience store ATM’s at 5900 S.P.I.D. and 4700 S.P.I.D.

The back side of the overlay device found on convenience store ATM’s at 5900 S.P.I.D. and 4700 S.P.I.D showing the memory card and the download port.

The overlay device that was attached to the plastic keypad shield on the ATM at the convenience store in the 3800 block of Rodd Field Road. The cover that helped the device blend with the machine has already been removed.

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