Credit card scam at Mayfair ATM

By Shannon McDonald

Anyone who plans on using an ATM in the area should pay close attention to their surroundings.

Two suspects have been spotted placing devices in the credit card slots of ATMs, which cause people’s cards to get stuck. In two cases, elderly women have inserted their cards into a rigged machine, and left when they believed the cards were stuck due to a machine error. The thieves then take the cards.

In one instance, one of the suspects persuaded a woman into entering her PIN again, subsequently stealing the number and her card when she became frustrated and left.

Police are still looking for the suspects, who drive a silver pickup, and believe there have been more victims. Both thefts took place on the 7300-block of Frankford Ave. near Cottman Avenue, but it is uncertain whether other machines have been used.

FOX29 has surveillance footage of one of the thefts.

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