TPD Issues Warning for ATM Users

By: TPD Press Release
By: TPD Press Release

Tallahassee, FL - The Tallahassee Police Department has received information that local automated teller machines (ATM) have been used to steal money from unsuspecting victims living outside the Tallahassee area. Because the investigation is on going, details cannot be release.

So what can you do to protect yourself?
* If you experience a malfunction with an ATM, report the malfunction to the financial institution immediately and utilize an alternative ATM.
* Conceal your PIN when entering it. Don't be embarrassed, it is a good way to avoid being victimized.
* Look for an report suspicious activity near ATM's.
* Review your bank transactions regularly using on-line services available through your bank.
* Report thefts as soon as possible! These thieves usually strike fast and leave town. Prompt reporting provides law enforcement a better chance of catching the thieves.

It is important to remember that all ATM's can be the target of thieves. So, no matter what your banking institution or where you are... be alert!


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  • by yepisalamb Location: tally on Oct 20, 2010 at 05:07 PM
    Yep you are a mindless sheep, BAHHHHHHHH. Go along with the other sheep and worry about the wolves, instead of taking responsibility for yourself and taking steps to not be a victim, complain complain complain, bah, bah ,bah.....
  • by Shaunequa Location: Quincy on Oct 20, 2010 at 04:06 PM
    Are they doing this with WIC EBT cards?
  • by yep Location: tally on Oct 20, 2010 at 02:59 PM
    What?! TPD it is your job to protect and serve the people and you are failing miserably. PLEASE give more information. Do your job TPD! In fact about a week ago I saw with my own eyes an officer sleeping in his patrol car while on duty. It's no wonder why TPD doesn't get much respect.
  • by Susie Location: Tally on Oct 20, 2010 at 02:13 PM
    What? That's all the info being released? WHY EVEN BOTHER if you can't say where, how, or anything? This "story" is ridiculous.
  • by Bob Location: Tallahassee on Oct 20, 2010 at 01:33 PM
    Same BS as before - if you have actionable information to share with the public then please do so, but to keep posting messages like this without any particulars (like the ones the cops are acting on) is a waste of time that only perpetuates fear.
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