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LIRR ticket scam

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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:46 am, Thu Oct 31, 2013.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department is investigating a credit and debit card scam that has targeted Long Island Rail Road ticket vending machines at four locations in Queens and Nassau County.

Investigators have found hidden cameras attached to machines in Bayside, Great Neck, Merillon Avenue and Greenvale. MTA Police Chief Michael Coan said the cameras were under a metal strip placed across the top of the ticket machines, and appear to be part of the machines.

Coan is urging any customer who has purchased a ticket from a machine at any LIRR station with a credit or debit card to check immediately with the bank or credit card company to determine if there has been any unauthorized activity on the account.

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