In addition to the six ATM bank card frauds reported early Monday, April
28, 2014, the Lacey Township Police Department received more than 20
additional reports (as of 12:00 Noon) Tuesday, April 29, 2014,
from Lacey Township residents regarding fraudulent activity on their
debit card accounts.
Residents have reported that their Bank of America
ATM cards have been fraudulently used at locations in North New Jersey
within the past several days. The victims in each reported incident
currently have physical possession of their debit cards, yet funds are
being withdrawn from their bank accounts at ATM locations in North Jersey.
PIN numbers are apparently being used to access the money
through ATMs. Each incident is currently under investigation by the
Lacey Township Police Department.
It is strongly suggested that
residents change their PIN numbers on their debit card accounts
regardless of which local bank they utilize. Early indications are that
unknown subjects may have set up a system over the prior weeks to
capture debit card information and PIN numbers at one or more ATM
locations in town.
Residents are asked to check their bank accounts to
ensure there has been no fraudulent activity. If any fraudulent activity
is discovered, residents are asked toimmediately report the fraud to their respective
banks, then report the matter to the Lacey Township Police Department.
The Lacey Township Police Department will be working with bank personnel
to determine the method utilized to obtain the debit card information.