The Peoria Police Department has recently been made aware of the possible use of credit/debit card “skimmers” having been placed on point of purchase locations in and around the City of Peoria.
Based upon information we have received, these actions took place around July and August of this year. Such skimming devices are able to record credit/debit card numbers, security codes, as well as PIN numbers as they are entered into a device. Skimming Devices are often hard to detect, and there are many variations of the items. We would like to encourage citizens to routinely monitor their credit card and bank statements for any unauthorized charges made against their accounts.
Should you discover any erroneous charges, please contact your credit card company and/or financial institution as well as your local law enforcement agency immediately.