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Prevention Tip of the Week! (English and Spanish)

September 22, 2015 1:51 PM

The Madison Police Department Crime Prevention Safety Tip of the week.

Skimmers are in Madison.

This crime involves two pieces of equipment

  • A card reader
  • A pin hole camera viewing the keypad

Skimmers are devices that are placed over the card reader on ATMs. This allows the suspect to copy the magnetic strip of your debit card. The camera allows the suspect to record your pin number.

When you use an ATM make sure the card reader is secure and put your hand over the keypad to block the view as you enter your pin number.

If you have questions about crime prevention contact, Madison Police Department Crime Prevention Coordinator Rodney Wilson at or call 266-4238.


Consejo de la semana del Departamento de Policía de Madison para prevención del crimen.

Clonadores de tarjetas en Madison.

El crimen involucra dos piezas de equipo electrónico

  • Un lector de tarjetas
  • Una cámara diminuta para ver la clave

Los clonadores son artefactos que son puestos en los orificios para introducir las tarjetas en los cajeros automáticos. Esto le permite al sospechoso copiar la banda magnética de su tarjeta debito. La cámara le permite al sospechoso grabar el número de su contraseña.

Cuando use un cajero electrónico asegúrese que el scanner de la tarjeta está asegurado firmemente y ponga su mano sobre el teclado y bloquéelo para que no puedan ver su contraseña.

Si usted tiene preguntas acerca de la prevención del crimen, contacte al coordinador de prevención del crimen del Departamento de Policía de Madison Rodney Wilson al email o llame al (608) 266-4238.

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