The United States Secret Service (USSS) said it has found evidence of an international credit and debit card fraud scheme in South Carolina and is urging consumers to exercise caution. The special agent in charge of the USSS field office in Columbia, said about 10 ATMs in the Upstate, Midlands and Pee Dee regions of South Carolina have been found with skimming devices attached to their card readers capable of capturing a credit or debit card’s account information. He said investigators have traced the skimmers to a Bulgarian crime organization that has been linked to compromised bank accounts in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and South Carolina. Remote ATMs, those that are not located at a local bank branch, are the most susceptible to skimming, the special agent said.

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