ATM Machine (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Feds: Pair Stole $185,000 By Changing Settings On ATMs

Two men are facing federal fraud charges after they stole $185,000 by tampering with ATMs in Chicago, authorities said Wednesday.


A smartphone app allows bank customers to withdraw money from an ATM without a card. (Credit: CBS)

ATM App Is Convenient, But Is It Secure?

Get ready to throw away your debit card. The new way to get cash from an ATM is with your smartphone.


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How To Protect Your Valuables While Traveling

Learn valuable tips on how to protect your valuables while traveling.



Banks On Notice About New ATM-Draining Scam

Fraud expert William Kresse says if you have an ATM card you are at risk. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.


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Man Robbed, Raped Near CTA Station

A 24-year-old man told police he was robbed and sexually assaulted at knifepoint near the North and Clybourne CTA station at 1 a.m. Tuesday.



Teens Try To Rob Empty ATM Inside Closed Dominick’s

Two teenagers are in police custody after they tried to rob an ATM, which turned out to be empty, inside a closed Dominick’s store Thursday morning in Streeterville.


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2 Investigators: Debit-Card Holders Duped Into Giving Out PIN Numbers

If promises of quick cash sound too good to be true, they probably are, authorities warn. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman talks with one victim.


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Arlington Heights Man Arrested, Accused Of Stealing ATM Info In River Forest

Detectives have one man in custody and are seeking a second man in what they’re calling “a very sophisticated” high tech scam to steal information from debit cards used at the ATM outside the Community Bank’s River Forest branch at 7777 Lake St.


A Ventra machine at a CTA station. (CBS)

CTA Rolls Back Some Controversial Ventra Fare Card Fees

CTA Ventra payment card holders who use the card’s controversial debit features won’t be charged for talking to public transit customer service operators or using the cards for cash ATM withdrawals under new fee rollbacks revealed Thursday.



4 Arrested For Waukegan ATM Robberies

A rash of automated teller machine (ATM) armed robberies in Waukegan was brought to a halt over the weekend after police nabbed three young men and a juvenile following a traffic stop Saturday.


Orlando Salazar, left; Steve Briggins; and Juan Martinez have been charged with aggravated armed robbery. (Waukegan Police Dept.)

3 Arrested For Armed Robberies At Waukegan ATMs

Waukegan police credit a quick-thinking officer.



Police Warn Of Armed Robberies At Waukegan ATMs

At least two men approach people attempting to use ATMs after dark and order them at gunpoint to hand over their cash or withdraw more money.


Linda Cottrell (Credit: DuPage County State's Attorney)

Ex-Assisted Living Worker Steals Cash From Residents

A former worker in an assisted living home in Warrenville has admitted to using residents’ ATM cards to steal thousands of dollars in cash from their accounts.


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Bank Fees Continue To Increase For Customers: Study

A new analysis finds increasingly, there’s no such thing as free checking.



Thieves Try, But Fail, To Swipe Entire ATM

Thieves did the heavy lifting — literally — of taking an ATM from its foundation at a bank in the Bucktown neighborhood early Friday, but apparently something spooked them and they left the machine — and their getaway vehicle — behind.



ATM Stolen From Downtown Garage

Chicago Police say some bold thieves made their own cash dash Monday morning downtown.

WBBM Newsradio–04/30/2012


Men Charged With Skimming Bank Accounts Through ATMs

Two people were arrested this week for victimizing bank customers by stealing from ATMs.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012


Men Robbing People Leaving South Side Currency Exchanges, ATMs

Police are warning South Side residents of a string of armed robberies targeting people who may have just obtained cash.


David Lopez and Benjamin Marrero. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Cops Bust Duo Using Stolen ATM Card After Robbery

Police say two men tied up and robbed a West Lawndale store owner, took money from the register and left in the owner’s car on Monday. But that apparently wasn’t enough.


Surveillance image of a man who robbed a woman at an ATM in a store in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Aug. 17, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Police Seek Suspect Who Robbed Woman At South Side ATM

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a robbery suspect who held up a woman at an ATM inside a store in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2011