Tiny hidden cameras were found Friday on seven Long Island Rail Road ticket vending machines at four locations in Queens and Nassau counties, which police said may be part of a credit- and debit-card scam.
Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Chief Michael Coan urged customers who purchased rail tickets from LIRR stations using cards to check with their bank or credit-card company for any unauthorized activity.
The cameras were designed to look like part of the machine. They were found on the underside of a black metal strip placed across the top of the machine with some kind of adhesive.
Police first learned of the scam after a customer found one of the small video cameras on the floor, having apparently fallen off a ticket vending machine.