Crooks trying to scam credit card from Metrocard machines

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Keep you wallet and valuables in your front pockets.

Keep your purse in front of you.

Be aware of your surroundings.

And now, look for spy cameras and credit card skimming devices.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is warning New Yorkers to keep an eye out for hidden cameras installed in MetroCard vending machines that can steal their credit-card info.

The cameras record video as customers put their cards into the machine and enter their PIN or ZIP code.

A hidden camera and a skimming device were found and removed by a customer earlier this week in a vending machine at the 59 Street-Columbus Circle station. It’s impressive that anyone spotted the camera, which was built into a plug adapter and attached to the top of the machine:

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