Don’t use an ATM if you see one of these

Every ATM transaction involves a certain level of trust.

You need to trust the banking institution with your card information,

trust the machine with your personal identification number (PIN),

and ultimately, you need to have confidence that you’ll get your money.

Aside from high transaction fees, most ATM withdrawals are worry-free – except when criminals get in the middle.

Here are some of the devices that have been seized by law enforcement:

Here are some of the devices that have been seized by law enforcement:

A normal card reader (left) vs. one with a skimmer placed on top (right). (Courtesy Northwest Community Credit Union)

A false PIN pad. (Northwest Community Credit Union)

A pinhole camera pointed at an ATM keypad. (Northwest Community Credit Union)