Card skimming device found on the NH Walmart register

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Manchester Police are asking anyone who has shopped at Walmart on Gold Street to check their bank account after a skimming device was found on one of the store’s registers. device, which was found two days ago. “The Loss Prevention Officer employee was just checking some of the checkout lines, which they do on a regular basis, and he noticed the skimmer doing that,” said Department spokeswoman Heather Hamel. Manchester Police. The employee then checked the surveillance tapes at the store and believes the man placed the device on the register on March 16. could have been a victim,” Hamel said. Police are urging anyone who shopped at Walmart during this time to check their bank statements and bank accounts for any fraudulent activity. They said skimming devices have become very sophisticated and are not easy to spot, but there is one step people can take to try and avoid becoming a victim. “It’s a good idea to buy with a credit card rather than a debit card, because you’re more vulnerable with a debit card,” Hamel said. “As soon as this information is collected, the thief can withdraw money from your account.’ Police said there was no way to know how many accounts might have been compromised or how much money might have been stolen. Anyone who recognizes the man on the picture or who thinks they are a victim should call Manchester Police at 603-668-8711.

Manchester Police are asking everyone who has shopped at Walmart on Gold Street to check their bank accounts after a skimming device was found on one of the store’s registers.

Police said they believe surveillance video captured footage of a man who may have been responsible for planting the device, which was found two days ago.

“The Loss Prevention Officer employee was just checking some of the paylines, which they do regularly, and he noticed the skimmer while doing that,” said Heather Hamel, spokeswoman for the Department of Manchester Police.

The employee then checked the store’s surveillance tapes and believes the man placed the device on the register on March 16.

“It’s a long time, from the 16th to the 23rd, so anyone who might have been on that registry might have been a victim,” Hamel said.

Police are urging anyone who shopped at Walmart during this time to check their bank statements and accounts for any fraudulent activity. They said skimming devices have become very sophisticated and are not easy to spot, but there is one step people can take to try and avoid becoming a victim.

“It’s a good idea to shop with a credit card rather than a debit card because you’re more vulnerable with a debit card,” Hamel said. “As soon as this information is collected, the thief can withdraw money from your account.”

Police said there was no way to know how many accounts might have been compromised or how much money might have been stolen. Anyone who recognizes the man in the image or thinks he is a victim should call Manchester Police at 603-668-8711.

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