Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,518 Reviews & Articles | 65,806 News Posts

America First Credit Union warns customers of skimming scam

Up to 20,000 America First Credit Union bank members have been affected by a card skimming scam, though still are unsure of specific details

By Michael Hatamoto from May 29, 2014 @ 15:16 CDT

America First Credit Union bank employees noticed suspicious activity on customer debit cards, with 20,000 members affected in the security breach. The breach was discovered after each affected card had up to three suspicious transactions on each card, which was an immediate red flag.

america_first_credit_union_warns_customers_of_skimming_scam_01

It appears customers had their debit card information stolen with a skimming device, though the compromised retailer wasn't named. However, one victim said the information likely was taken sometime between October 2013 and February 2014 - and victims won't likely know until credit card company Visa launches an investigation.

"There were multiple occurrences," noted Rex Rollo, America First executive VP and chief financial officer. "We were on the early end of this one."

Typically, cards are skimmed in bars, small restaurants or cafes, though movie rental services, grocery stores, and department stores have fallen victim in the past.

NEWS SOURCES:Ksl.com, Media.jrn.com

Related Tags

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

USUnited States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com

UKUnited Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.co.uk

AUAustralia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com.au

CACanada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.ca

DEDeutschland: Finde andere Technik- und Computerprodukte wie dieses auf Amazon.de