FBI Seeking Information on ATM Skimming Scheme in Washington State and Montana

Published November 26, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — The FBI’s Salt Lake City Field Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the persons responsible for placing skimming devices on ATMs in Washington, then using the skimmed information in Montana, between March and April of 2019.

In early March of 2019, the unknown suspects placed skimming devices on ATMs at various locations in Vancouver, Washington. The devices were installed for the purpose of recording information from the debit and credit cards inserted by customers at those locations.

Between March 9 and March 10, 2019, information stolen via the skimming devices was used to make fraudulent withdrawals from ATMs at credit unions in Missoula, Montana. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that skimming thefts had also occurred between March and April of 2019 at various locations in Deerlodge, Frenchtown, Butte, and Ennis, Montana.

Submit a Tip:

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the FBI’s Salt Lake City Field Office at (801) 579-6195.
You may also contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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