Greensboro police investigating after ATM skimmer found at local bank

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro police are investigating after a skimmer was discovered on the ATM of a local bank Tuesday.

Greensboro police are not saying which bank but said that it was only on the ATM for a few hours and believe that no one's private bank information was compromised.

President and CEO Robert Braswell, of Carolina Bank, said that their security teams communicate with each other in order to protect their customers.

"At least in Greensboro, all the bank's security officers cooperate with each other. And when one bank is affected by something like that we all notify the others. Even though we compete on a day to day basis, we don't want any of our fellow bankers to be affected by a fraudulent scheme like this," Braswell said.

Braswell said security officers will go out to the ATM, multiple times during the day, once to service it and get deposits, and replenish it with cash, if necessary, but also to check for these skimming devices.

"It is our understanding that that is how it was discovered in the ordinary course of business," Braswell said.

Police encourage people to be aware of their surroundings at the ATM. The next time you go to withdraw cash, look around the card slot reader for tape or glue residue, even pull on the reader itself to make sure it is secure.

If you find a skimmer at a local ATM, call the bank and the police.

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