A credit card data harvesting operation that police discovered nearly three weeks ago at area GetGo stores may still be yielding new victims.
Some 40-50 people have filed police reports with South Fayette police in the past few days, according to a Bridgeville Area News report: WPXI-TV report:
[South Fayette’s police chief] believes that at least some, but not all, of the account compromises are connected to a skimming device found on an ATM at the Giant Eagle GetGo near the Bridgeville exit of Interstate 79. The device was found at the end of October. People are getting their bank statements and seeing the fraudulent activity.
A card skimmer is a small, inconspicuous device that attaches to an ATM’s card slot. When you insert your card, the skimmer captures your credit or debit card data.
The device was placed on the South Fayette Get-Go ATM around 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. A short while later, another device was attached to an ATM at the Carnegie GetGo, according to WTAE.
If you discover that you’re one of the victims, and you know where your credit card was likely compromised, contact the police department in that municipality. If you’re not sure where your card data might have been stolen, the Bridgeville Police Department can take your report, Mayor Pat DeBlasio told the community earlier this week: