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Voting is now open for our 2023 Board of Directors election! Voting is open and closes on April 13. Final voting and results will be announced at the 84th Annual Meeting on April 18. The meeting will be held virtually, and you may register to attend at any time.
ATM/Gas Pump skimmers are a method used by criminals to capture data from the magnetic stripe on the back of a debit/credit card. Devices used are smaller than a deck of cards and are. often fastened in close proximity to, or over the top of the ATM/Gas Pump's factory-installed card reader. ATM & Gas Pump skimming is a world-wide problem.
It’s a device made to be affixed to an ATM and secretly swipe credit and debit card information when bank customers slip their cards into the machines to pull out money.
Some of the older devices were affixed to the outside of the machine (like the picture below). Newer devices are inserted into the ATM and are nearly impossible for the user to detect.
Skimmers are extremely hard to detect. To date, we have not heard of any skimmer ever being placed on a merchant checkout terminal. So one possible solution is to get cash back when purchasing things at stores that allow for that type of service (Costco, HyVee, etc).