Saskatoon police warn retailers about card skimming

Saskatoon police warn businesses to keep an eye out for two suspects connected to five point-of-sale tampering incidents.

Police release photo of 2 suspects they believe are behind string of debit-machine tampering

Saskatoon police released this security photo of two men they suspect are behind a string of debit terminal skimming incidents in the city. (Saskatoon Police Service)

Saskatoon police are looking for two men they believe tampered with debit and credit card terminals at five retailers.

Cashiers from five stores in Saskatoon told police how two men approached them to make a small purchase.

In these cases, while the clerk was processing a sale, one of the suspects tampered with the device. The suspects left once the transaction was complete. However, they returned several days later to collect the skimmed data from the debit terminal.

Police said the suspects use the same method to retrieve the data as they do to install it.

Businesses are reminded to stay vigilant in monitoring these terminals and are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to police.

Anyone with information about these incidents or the suspects is asked to contact Saskatoon police (306-975-8300) or Crimestoppers (1-800-222-8477).


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