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Cortland residents warned about skimming devices found at grocery stores

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The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning to residents about the discovery of skimming devices at local supermarkets, designed to steal credit card information. On Tuesday, investigations led to the identification of skimmers at Gregg’s Supermarket in the Town of Marathon and at a Save-A-Lot store in the Town of Cortlandville. This follows a similar incident at the same Save-A-Lot in July 2023.


Residents who have shopped at these stores within the last week are advised to monitor their bank and credit card statements closely. Any suspicious or fraudulent transactions should be reported immediately to their financial institutions. The Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating the incidents to prevent further consumer fraud.

If anyone encounters a suspected skimming device, they are urged to contact law enforcement immediately at 911 or (607) 753-3311 to help safeguard personal financial information.