If you thought that skimmers, designed to steal information from credit cards at ATMs and gas pumps were something only people in larger metropolitan areas had to worry about, think again.  New York State Police at Sidney are reporting that a skimmer has been discovered at an ATM machine at the Southside Oneonta branch of Community Bank.

It's best to take precautions when using an ATM or paying at the gas pump.  CreditCards.com gives tips on looking for anything unusual with your usual ATM stop.  If something looks different than it normally does, it could have been compromised and ready to steal your card's information.  If it sounds impossible to figure this out, there is help in the form of an app for your phone that helps to detect skimmers.  It's called "Skimmer Scanner".

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