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Rye Police: Possible ATM Skimmer at CitiBank

This story has been updated to include corrections. There is no evidence of skimming devices at Chase Bank.

RYE, N.Y. - The City of Rye Police Department has released a series of advisories warning residents that an ATM skimming device may have been installed at the CitiBank ATM on Boston Post Road in Rye.

According to Lt. Joseph Verille, the police department received several reports on Monday from residents regarding unauthorized withdrawals from their accounts. These reports led to the police issuing an advisory Monday afternoon regarding the possibility of ATM skimming at Citibank in Rye.

While an initial additional advisory released by both the City of Rye's Police Department and the Village of Rye Brook's Police Department revealed that skimming devices may also be in use at the Chase Bank in Rye as well, Chase Bank officials had confirmed that is not the case.

"There may be a lag between the time information is captured by a skimmer and when it is used by a thief to access an account," the second advisory said. "Recent information on one case, for example, was that a transaction in February was performed using information skimmed in November."

The police also released the following "general precaution" regarding ATM skimmers.

"Despite the fact that ATM skimming devices have become more sophisticated with the passage of time, the best precaution is to cover the ATM keypad with your free hand while entering your PIN, so the numbers cannot be observed by cameras."

If anyone does discover suspicious activity the police ask that residents report the activity to their bank.

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