'Tis the Season — for ATM Skimming
Our Member Card Security Fraud Services team is reporting an increasing number of ATM skimming cases so far this holiday season.
ATM skimming, of course, is like identity theft for debit cards. Fraudsters use hidden electronics to steal the personal information stored on a card, and record the owner’s PIN number to access the hard-earned cash in the member's account.
Here's some helpful tips to protect yourself against this type of fraud:
Protect Your PIN
Hidden cameras are often used to steal your PIN. Covering the keyboard as you enter your PIN is a simple way to help avoid theft. Never give your PIN to anyone. And, do not use any ATM with a card reader that appears altered.
Stay Away from Unfamiliar ATMs
The safest ATM's are those with the logo of our credit union and, of course, CO-OP ATM's.
Check Your Balances Frequently
…And if you notice something wrong, use the contact number on the back of your debit card to report any fraudulent withdrawals.