FNB warns customers of recent “card skimming” scam

/ Vandalia Radio
FNB warns customers of recent "card skimming" scam

First National Bank in Vandalia is sending out warning to their customers, after local ATMs were targeted by criminals. Customers of The First National Bank in Vandalia and other area banks recently fell victim to a scam involving card skimmers. In a release from First National Bank, it says that over the weekend, unauthorized charges in the Houston, Texas area began showing up on the debit cards of over 60 FNB customers and around a dozen non-customers. Bank personnel have determined that a card skimmer was inserted at ATMs at FNB’s 8th street branch in Vandalia, as well as two other non-FNB ATMs. An initial investigation has revealed the data theft occurred on December 24th. And, The First National Bank has been working with these victims to make sure their funds are safe and secure. A skimmer is a device secretly attached to the mouth of an ATM, gas pump or other card reader allow the thief to steal the data from the user’s card. The criminal later returned to the compromised machine to pick up the device containing all the stolen data, and with that information they can create bogus cards. The card owners impacted were those who inserted their card in one of the 3 affected ATMs and entered their pin number.

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