LATHAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State Police are looking to identify a man accused of placing credit card skimming devices in Warren and Saratoga Counties.
Dan Viglione, of Westchester, uses ATMs for their convenience. He takes several precautions to protect himself from falling victim to a skimmer.
“I know what the card reader looks like, and if there were anything else on it, I certainly wouldn’t use it,” he said.
He also only uses his bank’s ATM and goes during the daytime.
“We’ve just got to be on our guards, I guess,” he said.
John McIlrath, of the Warrensburg area, takes a few other steps.
“I hold a hand over the keypad,” he said. “I tug on the card thing to make sure there’s nothing attached over it.”
Both said there’s only so much they can do.
“Someone who’s really good at it is gonna be able to do it, so you’ve got to be as careful as you can,” Viglione said.