WELLAND – Niagara Regional Police say they have made an arrest in connection with a bank-card skimming scheme in Welland.
The arrest was announced Monday.
On Sunday, police located a skimming device that had been attached to an ATM machine located somewhere in north Welland.
Police have not said exactly where the ATM was located.
Police removed the device and a short time later arrested two male suspects.
The names of the suspects have been withheld by police pending further investigation.
Police say bank-card skimming “is an ongoing epidemic” and technology used by thieves to steal and subsequently use personal data for fraudulent purposes is ever evolving.
Members of the public are reminded to remain vigilant when using ATM machines and to protect their personal PIN numbers at all times.
If someone feels as though an ATM or point-of-sale terminal has been altered, police recommend not using it and reporting the machine to police immediately.