Use the following social posts below during the month of October to educate your account holders about skimmers and shimmers. This awareness may prevent one of your valued customers from becoming a victim of card fraud, and in the process limit the losses to your institution.
Post #1: Do you know how to detect a skimmer or shimmer? Or do you even know what they are? When using your credit or debit card at outdoor purchase terminals, these illegal devices can capture your card information for the purpose of fraud. Don't hesitate to give that card reader a tug to see if there is a false front, which may be a skimmer designed to collect your personal information. Criminals will also hide devices inside card readers, whether shimmed into the slot or inserted from inside the cabinet. Look for the security seal and if it says "Void" don't use it! #YourProtectionPartner
Post #2: Card skimmers may be in your local neighborhood right now. Be sure to check your transactions regularly via online banking or statements. The sooner you find out you've been a victim of card fraud, the sooner we can help. #YourProtectionPartner
Post #3: It's up to all of us to stay protected against identity theft, particularly in the case of payment card fraud. But if a criminal gets your payment card, they may not stop there. If you feel you may be a victim of identity theft we have professionals standing by to help you get your life back on track. #YourProtectionPartner