Skimming devices have been discovered at American Credit Union ATMs in Pierce and Thurston County. Everyone who has used an ACU ATM recently is being urged to check their accounts for any unauthorized activity. If unauthorized activities are found on their records, they should contact their bank or credit union immediately, as well as the major credit bureaus. If it is after hours, contact the 24-hour lost or stolen card line of your institution.
Skimming devices illegally capture identifying information from a debit or credit card’s magnetic strip, which is then gleaned from the device and used for fraud. Several of the perpetrators have been identified, and one is now in custody.
“America’s Credit Union maintains diligent protocols to ensure the financial safety of our members. ACU members have access to card controls on their cards and ID Theft Monitoring on our new checking account. Although we are federally insured, and your funds are covered, please remember to be vigilant and check for signs of tampering when you approach an ATM, fuel pump, or other device where you are using your credit or debit card,” said Kim Kingery, AVP of Digital Services.
The major credit reporting agencies are:
- Equifax – Equifax.com | 800-685-1111
- Experian – Experian.com | 888-397-3742
- TransUnion – TransUnion.com | 888-909-8872