Police advise caution after 6 card skimmers found on SLO County bank ATM

Several credit card skimmers have been found in Grover Beach over the past few weeks, the Grover Beach Police Department said in a social media post Tuesday.

Skimmers have been found on several card-reading devices, with six found at the Bank of America ATM at 1564 W. Grand Ave. since late September, the department said in a post on X — formerly Twitter.

Payment card skimmers can be hard to spot, and can appear to be a part of a machine, the department said. If you suspect a skimmer is installed on a device, you should contact the machine’s management or the police department, police said.

The Police Department also advised residents to use a digital wallet in a smartphone, which is safer and not prone to skimming or hacking devices.