Another skimming device discovered at Micronesia Mall ATM


Guam – Island residents need to be extra careful when it comes to utilizing automated teller machines as another skimming device was found on a Bank of Guam ATM at the Micronesia Mall and this time it was equipped with a camera.

Bank of Guam notified police after they received a complaint from a customer yesterday afternoon regarding a BOG ATM being out of order at the mall. After an assessment of the ATM was made, it was discovered that the ATM contained a foreign skimming device with an improvised camera.

This is the second time a Bank of Guam ATM has been found tampered with at Micronesia Mall in recent weeks.

While GPD is investigating the discovery, at this time police cannot say whether this is related to the previous skimmer discovered. They do, however, caution the public to be careful when utilizing an ATM by checking the card reader to see if it appears an odd fit and to check if it easily shakes when force is applied.

GPD adds that the “skimming criminals” may still be within the vicinity of their device and, once discovered, they may approach in an attempt to retrieve their device.

If you discover a skimmer, contact local authorities immediately.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.