Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Banks could do more to prevent skimming

The big trend in commercial crime now is bank card skimming by modifying the card reader slot on an ATM. Criminals are getting quite sophisticated in their efforts to make skimming devices blend in with the ATM's design.

I think it behoves the banks to help consumers recognize when ATMs have been tampered with. One method could be to greet the customer on the ATM screen with a warning of skimming and a picture of what the ATM card reader should look like and maybe things to watch out for.

1 comment:

carlae said...

I never go to an ATM for cash. If I need cash I get it when I get groceries...no fee.