We have recently discovered a “Skimmer” was placed on the ATMs at our Sedro-Woolley and Mount Vernon branch on week end dates in late April and early May. A “Skimmer” is a card reader that can be disguised to look like part of an ATM. The skimmer attachment collects card numbers and PIN codes, which are then replicated into counterfeit cards.
Last weekend “Skimmer Cards” were used to attempt cash withdrawals from a Seattle ATM and for a variety of purchases. Our security system stopped the majority of these fraudulent transactions. However, some fraudulent transactions were successful. We have reported this crime to the Sedro-Woolley and Mount Vernon Police. We are in the process of gathering information on these fraudulent cash withdrawals and charges. Members will not be responsible for unauthorized withdrawals, transfers, or purchases made using their debit or ATM card.
The best defense against this and other types of fraudulent activity is to check the activity on your accounts regularly. Please Contact Us with any concerns.
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North Coast Credit Union