WICHITA, Kansas – The Wichita Police Department learned Monday afternoon that three more ATM Skimmers were used at the following locations in Wichita:
7800 E. Central
2735 N. Maize
8202 E. 21st N.
All the locations are Intrust Bank locations.
Lt. James Espinoza, Wichita police spokesman, says the three skimmers were not recovered, but their use at the three locations was discovered after several reports of loss to accounts. The Wichita Police Department is working with the banks to investigate these crimes and are attempting to find a picture of a suspect.
Please report any suspicious activity around ATM’s to 911.
INTRUST Bank responded to our request with the following statement:
INTRUST Bank has confirmed that skimming devices were present on three INTRUST Bank drive-up ATMs in Wichita (21st & Rock, Central & Rock and New Market Square). The devices were installed early morning on July 4th and removed late evening that same day.
We have performed a preliminary analysis of our remaining locations and have found no evidence of further tampering, although we will continue monitoring the situation. We are working with local law enforcement regarding this issue.
INTRUST Bank customers impacted by fraudulent activity are being notified. Customers can help by monitoring their accounts closely and contacting us at 316-383-1234 if they see any suspicious transactions.
Please check with your financial institution if you have concerns about your account being compromised.
Here are some tips on how you can protect identity and your money from skimmers.
- Pay attention to your bank accounts – Regularly monitor your bank account information and report any suspicious transactions immediately. If your debit card is from another financial institution, please contact them directly to report any suspicious activity or change your PIN.
- Cover the keys – Always use your hand to shield your PIN from view when entering your PIN number on any card reading device.
- Be vigilant and keep your eyes open – Check out the card slot prior to using a card device. Look for anything that looks out-of-place or unusual or for a false slot attached to the original card slot. It could stick out further or look newer that the machine.
- When in doubt, don’t use – Do not use an ATM if the card reader appears to be added on, is loose or fits poorly. Remember, if it looks suspicious, do not use the ATM.
- Examine they keypad – Look to see if the keypad appears thick or different from how it usually looks if you used the machine before. It could be an overlay over the real keypad.
- Trust your instinct – If something seems out of the ordinary, report to the bank staff. Do not remove any suspected skimming device.