A card-skimming device is only convincing if it stays stuck to the ATM.
A bank customer in Taunton, Mass., discovered a skimming device on a bank's ATM because the device was loose, WBZ-TV, a CBS station, reported online Thursday. Though the device was not intended to look exactly like the machine's regular card slot — its presence is obvious in a side-by-side comparison with similar ATMs — the skimmer copied the signage and coloring of the rest of the ATM. The device stores the data from cards' magnetic stripe and a nearby hidden camera is used to record PIN codes.
The incident is the first reported use of a skimming device in Taunton, though police in nearby Stoughton have investigated reports of skimming devices in their area, the article said.