TransLink warns of debit/credit card skimmers at Canada Line stations

Vancouver Transit Police are investigating several credit/debit card skimmers found at Canada Line station Compass Vending Machines.

Technicians discovered the skimmers over the course of the last week of March, police say. They’re now trying to find and help any victims.

The dates and locations of the discoveries include:

  • Marine Drive Station on Thursday, March 24, between 6:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Vancouver City Centre Station on Thursday, March 31, between 5:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
  • YVR Airport Station between 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 and 08:00 a.m. on Friday, April 1

Upon first glance, the skimmers may look very unsuspecting. However, police warn users to look out for an added plastic piece underneath or on the area to insert a payment card.

Left and middle images show card skimmers, versus the right image of an unaltered vending machine. (Credit: Transit Police)

Police say all three recovered card skimmers are undergoing forensic analysis. At this time, it’s unclear whether or not any card data was obtained.

Out of caution, police are urging all customers who used their debit or credit cards at the aforementioned stations and times to check with their financial institution to ensure their cards have not been compromised.

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