A Capital One bank customer discovered a recording device while using an ATM early Sunday.
According to police, at 8:15 a.m., while attempting to use the machine at the Valley Stream bank, a 39-year-old man discovered a recording device when it fell off the machine and right into his hands. He called the police who later discovered a small camera on the ATM which was allegedly used to record customers’ pin numbers.
The investigation is ongoing and detectives are requesting anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are confidential and all callers will remain anonymous.
The incident follows a string of ATM identity theft schemes. Stealing debit and credit card information with recording devices has become a popular new way for thieves to steal identities.
In December, two men were accused of installing debit card “skimming” devices along with tiny cameras over ATMs outside four Citibank branches including Levittown, South Huntington, Garden City and East Meadow.