“Bank skimming is on the rise in the [Seattle] region. In the past week alone, six people have been arrested for skimming nearly $1 million in bank and consumer losses…,” according to a Seattle Times story published today. If you’ve read previous Captain Safety blogs then you’ve probably read about skimming, which can affect anyone who swipes their debit, credit or ATM card anywhere. Read the article to find out how to safeguard yourself against this insidious form of ID Theft.
There is good news: Salal Credit Union uses round-the-clock card activity monitoring to recognize fraud patterns and block the card before losses mount. Remember to check that card reader before swiping, monitor your balance in Online Banking, and leave everything else to us.