Credit card skimmers and ATM fraud have also been a hot topic of conversation lately. Here are some ways to protect yourself from card skimmers.
- Look for signs of tampering. Wiggle the card reader, the keypad slot, and anything else on the ATM that looks suspicious. Look to see if the keypad appears raised or has an unusual color. If something feels loose or strange on the ATM, don’t use it.
- If you suspect your card has been compromised, turn it off.
- Keep an eye on your accounts. If you notice suspicious activity, check it out. You can do this easily through the WECU Mobile app!
- Use the card chip, when you can.
- Opt. for credit. Typically it’s easier to stop payment on a credit card, than get the money back after it’s been taken out of your bank account.
- Don’t use ATM’s in low traffic or poorly lit areas, and be especially cautious about card terminals at gas pumps.
- Place your hand over the keypad when entering your PIN. Often scammers will install a camera pointed at the keypad to record your PIN.
While it can be daunting to feel like you have to keep up with the numerous ways that crooks try to take advantage, please know you’re not in this alone. We will continue to remain vigilant in our effort to take care of our members information, and we encourage you to do the same.
Thank you for your faith and trust.