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Thursday, August 21, 2014

On the YouTubes: Nearby ATM Skimming Scam Adds Yet More Credence to Reston Town Center's Urban Grit

Fairfax County Police posted to the YouTubes this fancy video of an unknown suspect attaching a skimming device to the ATM machine at the Navy Federal Credit Union branch in Reston's Spectrum Center in early July. Give us some good blockquote, BFFs at Reston Now:

The Navy Federal Credit Union ATM at 1821 Fountain Dr. in Reston was among three banks recently discovered as a target for ATM skimmers, Fairfax County Police said.

Police have a released a video of the skimming device being installed and removed at that location on July 9 and 11. Other recent devices have been found at 11180 Lee Hwy. in Fairfax (July 1 and July 6) and 7678-D Richmond Hwy. in Alexandria (June 28 and July 6).
The video shows all the skimmer being attached and removed in all three locations, with Reston up first. We have to admit, the gentleman's dark shades and old-skool headphones are a pretty clever disguise.

But we digress. Such brazen criminal activity in broad daylight -- and in the shadow of Reston Town Center and the Macaroni Grill? Forget rats of the four-legged variety. It's proof positive that Reston's gritty urban core is now officially All Grown Up, the end.


  1. I blame the Silver Line and Obamacare!

  2. It's time to start nabbing these bastids and beheading them on public TV ISIS style. The practice will cease instantaneously.

  3. In August 2012 my wife was the victim of an ATM skimmer at the Navy FCU on Fountain Drive. Guess that place is a magnet for the skimmer dudes. Fortunately she was able to dispute the charges successfully. The lesson there was only use the ATM that's inside the secure building at work.

  4. Nice to see a white guy on the criminal line-up for a change.

  5. I strongly deny that I was anywhere near that ATM at the time the skimmer was attached and removed.


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