FRAUD ALERT: Keep your account safe when using ATM/DEBIT Cards (9/14/2011)

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Chicago says card skimming is becoming a common problem at ATMs and gas stations. BBB advises consumers to:


●  Inspect the machine before swiping a credit or debit card to see if there is any new or suspiciously placed camera or unusual signage;

●  Cover the keypad when entering the PIN;

●  Choose a financial institution's ATM over a standalone ATM in public areas;

●  Change the PIN frequently;

●  Monitor account statements for suspicious charges and sign up for alerts to be notified for certain kinds of transactions;

●  Report fraud immediately; and

●  Use an RFID sleeve to prevent unauthorized access to RFID chips with personal data on credit/debit cards and driver's licenses.