Police: Reston Bank Hit With ATM Skimmer Device

by Karen Goff August 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm 3,144 15 Comments

The Navy Federal Credit Union ATM at 1821 Fountain Dr. in Reston was among three banks recently discovered as a target for ATM skimmers, Fairfax County Police said.

Police have a released a video of the skimming device being installed and removed at that location on July 9 and 11. Other recent devices have been found at Navy Federal Credit Union branches at 11180 Lee Hwy. in Fairfax (July 1 and July 6) and 7678-D Richmond Hwy. in Alexandria (June 28 and July 6).

Skimming is the practice of affixing a device  mouth of an ATM. When users put their card in, it secretly swipes credit and debit card information.

Earlier this summer, Fairfax County Police asked for help in finding suspects in four area skimming situations. None of those incidents were near Reston.

At that time, police said that banks had identified affected customers in those incidents. However, the public should still check their bank statements closely for any discrepancies. Police also urge the public to closely look at ATMs when they are making financial transactions.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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