St. Petersburg, Florida – 10 News has been warning customers for years about skimming devices attached to bank ATMs and gas station pumps. But we are now learning about a potential issue with stamp kiosks located at postal offices across the country.
BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) –
Deputies are searching for suspects caught on camera in a credit and debit card fraud investigation involving the post office.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance photos Tuesday of suspects and people of interest in the case.
Deputies said surveillance cameras captured them making charges and withdrawals on other people’s accounts up to $500 at a time.
The investigation began last month after three people reported getting fraudulent charges on their accounts after buying stamps from self-service kiosks at post offices in Beaverton and Aloha.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A joint investigation between the US Post Office and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is underway over the possibility skimming devices were illegally placed on self-service stamp machines at two post offices.
Three customers who all used self-service postage machines in Beaverton and Aloha over the last five days reported large fraudulent withdrawals on their ATM cards.
Access to the machines is not difficult since they are all available after regular business hours inside unlocked lobbies.
So far, six people have turned to police after money began disappearing from their bank accounts, Salt Lake City police detective Cody Lougy said. Police traced the incursions back to a self-serve kiosk at the Kearns post office, 5495 S. 4015 West, between Dec. 12 and Dec. 18.
“The skimming device was able to read the cardholders’ or the victims’ account number, as well as their pin number,” Lougy said. “Once they have that information, the perpetrator is able to make a fake card, and he has been able to go to various ATMs throughout our city and withdraw money.”
Victims have lost up to $500 in a single withdrawal, Lougy said.