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Steps to Prevent Card Fraud at Remote Terminals

Dated: September 08, 2020

You know that tiny chip that was added to your debit card a few years ago? That little chip has helped reduce fraud due to counterfeit cards by 70% in just two years. But, many ATMs and fuel pumps haven’t converted to the chip technology yet making them prime targets for fraudsters who want to steal your info.

Keep yourself and your card data protected while you’re at the ATM or fuel pump with these simple STEPS:

  • Set online and mobile banking fraud alerts. Available through our mobile app.
  • Tug the card reader. Is it loose?
  • Examine your surroundings.
  • Protect your PIN; cover it with your hand.
  • Scan for security tape seal on pump.

Here are some additional pieces of information that will help keep you safe:

ATM safety

  • Use an ATM in a well-lit area
  • Wiggle the card reader. If you notice something suspicious call 911.
  • Cover the PIN pad with your hand when entering your PIN to guard against hidden cameras.

Fuel pump safety

  • Use a pump closest to and facing the store.
  • Check that security seal tape is intact. If seal is broke, let store know and pay inside.
  • Cover the PIN pad with your hand when entering your PIN to guard against hidden cameras.

Set security alerts for added safety and contact Evergreen Credit Union whenever you have questions about your accounts or your financial safety.

  • Set your online and mobile banking fraud security alerts.
  • Closely monitor your accounts and call your financial institution if you suspect fraud.

More information on the benefits of your debit card chip: https://www.cutimes.com/2018/08/10/reducing-the-impact-of-fraud-with-emv-fallback-str/?slreturn=20180721163754

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