How To Limit Threat From Skimming

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NORTH CANTON, Ohio-Skimming can be prevented if credit unions regularly inspect their ATMs, said Terrie Ipson, marketing manager for ATM security, Diebold, Inc. "Most skimming devices are applied with tape or glue that will leave a residue. Vigilance in the inspection of the terminal can enable faster identification of problems."

Credit unions should report any incidents to law enforcement and security organizations, Ipson continued. "There's a lack of incident reporting. Sharing information would go a long way in stopping criminals and reinforcing consumer confidence in the ATM channel."

Members should be trained to report any changes in an ATM and not use the ATM if they notice alterations, added John Brozycki, information security officer at Hudson Valley FCU in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

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