News Story

 

Camarillo - Credit Card Skimmer Alert
5/22/2017 11:36:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Crime Prevention / Credit Card Skimmers

Report Number:

 

Location:

3701 East Las Posas Road                 

Date & Time:

5/22/2107 - 0900

Unit(s) Responsible:

Community Resource Unit

 

 

Narrative:

The Camarillo Police Department would like to reach out to the community and remind everyone to be careful whenever using their credit or debit cards for gas or to withdraw money from ATM devices. Recently, Camarillo P.D. has received several reports where victims suspected their credit or debit cards were compromised.  Detectives are investigating these cases and are working with the financial institutions involved. 

 

Whenever you use a remote pay device or an ATM, always check the device for signs of tampering. If something looks odd about the device, don't use it. Assume someone is watching you when you are entering your PIN and cover the keypad with your free hand when entering the numbers.

 

If you use a debit or credit card you should always closely monitor your accounts for unauthorized use.  Always report unauthorized transactions to your financial institution.  Obtain all the information about the illegal uses and report them to the police.

 

The Camarillo Police Department would like the community to know that we have an anti 'skimmer' program in place and regularly check credit card devices throughout the city. If you notice something strange about a device you are using, contact us immediately at 654-9511.

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant John Franchi

 

News Release Date:

5/22/2017

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

John.Franchi@ventura.org / 805-388-5135

 

Approved by:

Captain Cory Rubright

 







 

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).