The Illinois Bankers Association is aware of several recent incidences of Automated Teller Machine “skimming” that have occurred in the state. Skimming involves a device that is fraudulently attached to an ATM at the point where the card is inserted into the machine. The fraudulent device reads the magnetic strip on the back of the card thereby capturing account information. Similar scams have surfaced in recent years, and they have quickly subsided as more and more consumers become aware of skimming tactics.
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