Dalton Police say customers who used the Regions Bank ATM at the intersection of Tibbs Road and Walnut Avenue might have gotten more than some quick cash. They could have attracted the attention of hackers. Police said someone planted a "skimmer" in the place of the card reader, which scans and then stores card numbers and Pins.
"That's scary because we have money in there," says Diana Gray from Tunnel Hill, who uses the ATM at least once a week. She says she can't believe someone might have all the information for her and her husband's primary checking account. "He gets paid through that card, so everything.. bills, shopping, eating, everything," said Gray.
While many bankers are saying that they're completely shocked that something like this could happen in their hometown, others are saying they're not surprised, and it's just a sign of the times we live in. "We know that if we use ATMs and we use debit cards that it's likely that it's something that can happen, it's just kind of the risk you take to do the easy banking," said Jason Cassidy from Dalton.
A spokesperson from Regions Bank released this statement after finding the skimmer:
"We discovered the device and reported the incident to authorities, and Regions is assisting in the ongoing investigation. While no customer information was compromised, we always encourage consumers to monitor their accounts and report any unusual activity they see."
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