Tips for Protecting Yourself from ATM Skimmers/Fraud
Credit card skimmers and ATM fraud have been a hot topic of conversation lately. Here are some ways to protect yourself from card skimmers.
Help keep you and your account safe with these ATM security tips!
Be aware of your surroundings. If you see anything that looks suspicious occurring around an ATM, don’t use the ATM. Instead, report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.
Card skimmers are devices that are typically placed over the card reader on an ATM or on a gas station’s card reader. Card skimming devices are designed to steal the data on a card’s magnetic stripe. Once the data is stolen, scammers use it to make purchases online or they sell the information.
There are a few things to look for that may indicate the presence of a skimming device:
If you suspect someone has gained unauthorized access to your account, contact WECU immediately at 800-525-8703.
To report a card lost or stolen after hours, call 866-767-0814 (credit) or 844-909-1628 (debit).
If you are traveling outside the U.S. call collect at any time 415-805-4639 (credit) or 415-805-4713 (debit).
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