Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest of Suspects in Henderson ATM Skimming Plot [PHOTOS]
The Henderson Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of three suspects caught on camera placing a skimmer on the ATM of the Field & Main Bank in downtown Henderson.
Henderson Watch tweeted out the following flyer earlier in the day on Tuesday with surveillance photos of the two men and one woman suspected of planting the skimmer.
Here's how ATM skimming works according to the website, How Stuff Works.com:
...skimming takes two separate components to work. The first part is the skimmer itself, a card reader placed over the ATM's real card slot [source: Krebs]. When you slide your card into the ATM, you're unwittingly sliding it through the counterfeit reader, which scans and stores all the information on the magnetic strip.
However, to gain full access to your bank account on an ATM, the thieves still need your PIN number. That's where cameras come in -- hidden on or near the ATMs, tiny spy cameras are positioned to get a clear view of the keypad and record all the ATM's PIN action.
If you have any information regarding the identity or whereabouts of these suspects, please contact the Henderson Police Department at 270-831-1111.
For information on how to spot a potential skimmer on an ATM, check out the helpful tips available on the PC Magazine website.