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Tampa Police looking for suspects who placed skimming device on ATM in downtown Tampa

Posted at 3:31 PM, Feb 02, 2017

Tampa Police Detectives need help identifying two subjects who placed a skimmer device on an ATM in downtown Tampa.

On Jan. 21 at about 9:23 p.m., two men walked up to the ATM at the GTE Federal Credit Union at 601 Ashley Drive North in downtown Tampa. The suspect wearing a black and white shirt placed a skimmer device on the machine.

The suspects are described as appearing to be either Hispanic or Indian and in their 30s.

The skimmer was found eight days later by a customer using the ATM.

If you have any information regarding the identity of the suspects or their whereabouts, please contact the Tampa Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

GTE has released the following statement on the incident:

GTE Financial has taken immediate action to contact any potential members that may have been impacted and have taken the necessary steps to ensure their accounts are protected and that they will continue to have access to their funds if needed. As a credit union that puts members first, we’ve introduced a number of security measures to help mitigate fraudulent activities. These include over-the-phone PIN reset, activity alerts in text and email, the ability to get a replacement card instantly issued at our GTE locations, and zero liability for fraudulent charges in addition to Smart Chip technology. GTE Financial wants to reassure members that their debit cards are safe to use and that any needs arising from this incident are our top priority. Members with any questions can call us at 813.871.2690. For additional security tips, please visit https://www.gtefinancial.org/for-members/security-center/security-tips.

Photo: Google Earth. (Suspects not pictured)

 

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