Thursday, January 22, 2009

Debit Card Fraud Reported in Nanaimo

CASH TAKEN FROM BANK ACCOUNTS

The local press is reporting there have been several incidents of debit card fraud at various Nanaimo banks.

Customers with TD Canada Trust and the Royal Bank have reported money being taken from their bank accounts after using their debit cards at "compromised" terminals.

Banks will reimburse you for funds stolen from your account but you need to exercise caution when using your debit or credit cards. Todays thieves have some pretty sophisticated equipment which can capture your card information including your pin number.

TO AVOID BEING TAKEN

  • NEVER let your credit or debit card out of your sight. Make sure the clerk scans your card where you can see it.
  • NEVER tell anyone your PIN and cover your hand when you are entering it on a PIN pad.
  • ALWAYS carefully check your banking and credit card statements and report any unusual activity immediately!

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