Denver man discovers credit card skimmer on 7-Eleven ATM
DENVER — The 7-Eleven store at East 17th Avenue and Pearl Street in Denver looks like most other convenience stores.
There are gas pumps, the signature 7-Eleven Slurpee on the door and an ATM inside.
However, looks can be deceiving. Ben Carlson knew something about the ATM just wasn’t right.
“It felt like it was glued on there,” he said.
Carlson said he typically pulls and tugs at card readers to make sure there’s not a skimmer hidden nearby. However, this is the first time he yanked one off the machine.
“It felt like all my paranoia was warranted finally,” he said. “It was tough to get off. Everybody in the store thought I was nuts because I was tearing an ATM machine apart.”
Police across Denver metro area say they’re seeing more card skimmers, not just on ATMs, but also at gas pumps.
“It is happening, and not just here, but all across the country,” said Jenny Fulton, a spokeswoman with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.