Saturday 19 October, 2019

Investigations underway as skimming device found in Scotiabank ATM

An unidentified police officer holds up the skimming device found at Scotiabank's ATM in Freeport.

An unidentified police officer holds up the skimming device found at Scotiabank's ATM in Freeport.

Scotiabank is investigating the placement of a skimming device which was found at one of its ATMs in Freeport. 

The discovery of the device by a Supplemental Police Officer was shown on a video which has since gone viral. 

Scotiabank said the device was found as part of its routine preventative measures.

"Investigations are underway and the authorities are involved," the bank said, assuring that it is committed to protecting customers against instances of fraudulent activities and continues to implement measures to safeguard against them.

"Most recently, Scotiabank Alerts was introduced, providing customers with the ability to receive timely and important notifications regarding activity on their accounts. We encourage customers to sign up for online banking so that they can benefit from this free feature," the bank advised. 

In the video, police officers can be seen removing the device from a duplicated vent above the ATM display. 

Attached to the vent was a cell phone used to record all the information from people using the ATM.

To learn more about Scotiabank Alerts please visit http://www.tt.scotiabank.com/ScotiabankAlerts or call us at 62-SCOTIA. 

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