The Grover Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they believe installed a card skimmer on a local ATM.
The man does not appear to be a local resident but has recently visited Grover Beach twice, the department said in a Facebook post. They suspect he installed a skimmer on the ATM at the 7-Eleven store on Grand Avenue and Oak Park Boulevard.
A card skimmer is a device used to illegally swipe credit and debit card information from the magnetic strip. The data can then be used by an identity thief to make purchases or withdraw money.