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Mary Pat Flaherty and Martin Weil report:

Thousands of dollars in unauthorized withdrawals were made from bank accounts in the Washington area after a skimming device was attached to an ATM in Alexandria, authorities said.

The device, which captures bank card information, was spotted Feb. 28 at a Wachovia branch in the 3600 block of King Street. Alexandria police said several customers have reported fraudulent charges, with total losses estimated at more than $60,000.


In the Alexandria incident, an ATM technician who was working on the machine photographed the skimmer about 1:30 p.m. and went into the branch to notify officials. When he returned, the device was gone.

Read more in the Washington Post.

Update: Brian Krebs has the photo of the skimmer on his blog and asks whether you would have recognized it as a skimmer.

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