As the Fraudsters Evolve, So Must Our Vigilance!
Skimming machines, which are often attached to gas pumps and ATMs, have unfortunately become a way of life. But by staying vigilant and educated, you can prevent becoming a victim of this type of fraud while keeping your data safe and secure. Tips to follow:
- Use well-known ATMs and gas pumps that are in highly visible locations. Fraudsters tend to focus on out-of-the-way or less visible locations just because they’re easier targets.
- Inspect the card reader and the area around it. Does anything seem unusual or out of place?
- Look for any loose pieces near or where you insert or slide your card. If something doesn’t look right or if you feel uneasy, find another location.
- Monitor your accounts within online banking or sign up for alerts. Watching your transactions is an excellent step to catching all types of fraud. Education is essential in fraud prevention.
As a member of American Spirit FCU, we want to keep you – and your information – safe and secure! If you suspect a skimming device anywhere you do business, call us at 302-738-4515 or 800-941-7789 (outside of New Castle County). We’ll assist you right away.