Walmart shoppers have been asked to check their credit cards for fraud after skimming machines were found at the store.
Hacking devices were discovered in December at two stores near Salem, North Carolina.
Police say the scammers hacked the cards used for payment and used them to obtain information from victims throughout the month.
According to the High Point Police Department, many of the victims are said to be EBT cardholders or subsidized by nutritional assistance programs.
Skimmers were found at Walmart stores at 2628 S. Main Street and 2710 N. Main Street.
Investigators added that fraud may have occurred in other local counties as well.
If you think you may be impacted, please call your bank or the number on the back of your EBT card to check if your account is free of funds.
If you are in the High Point area and are affected, please call the High Point Police Department at 336-883-3224.
A skimmer is a device that connects to a card reader.
It disguises itself as a regular card reader and aims to “skimm” credit cards and steal financial information.
Skimmers are typically attached to card readers in stores, ATMs, or gas pumps.
Fraud is estimated to cost financial institutions and consumers more than $1 billion each year, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
To find the skimmer, officials look for strange wires sticking out of the ATM, whether there is tape or tape residue in the slot, or whether the reader is an “off” color compared to the ATM. It is recommended that you check