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Oakland Police Department CA
Tuesday July 26th, 2022 :: 04:16 p.m. PDT


OPD Seeks Assistance in ATM Skimmer Fraud

For Immediate Release July 26, 2022  
OPD News: 
OPD Seeks Assistance in ATM Skimmer Fraud 
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is investigating fraudulent activity that occurred on July 16, 2022, just after 9:00 PM, at the 7-Eleven, located at 3500 Grand Avenue.  
OPD is asking our community members for assistance in identifying the individual in the photo.  
Video surveillance shows an individual applying what appears to be a device known as a “skimmer” on the location's credit card machine inside the store.  
A skimmer is a machine that is installed on a credit/debit card reader and collects a person’s card number and pin information. Often these devices are found at ATMs and gas stations. Although skimmers can be hard to spot, it’s possible to identify the device by doing a visual and physical inspection.  
Two other devices were located at 303 Hegenberger Road on January 10, 2022, and on April 21, 2022.  
The Department remains vigilant of these types of incidents occurring in Oakland and urges you to be always aware of your surroundings: 
Check for any loose parts between the reader and the panel underneath it.  
Often times skimmers are placed on top of the actual card reader and usually do not fit correctly.  
If you have visited this location between July 16, 2022, and July 17, 2022, and made purchases at this 7-Eleven using a credit or debit card, please check with your bank for fraudulent activity.  
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Departments General Crimes investigators at (510) 238-3728. 

Oakland Police Department CA
Oakland, CA 94607

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