ATM Skimming Fraud

MECU is constantly monitoring our ATMs for potential placement of skimming devices. However, in order to make sure your card is safe while using an ATM we’ve put together some information to help you identify and avoid ATM skimmers.

What does skimming mean?

A skimmer is a card reader that can be disguised to look like part of an ATM. The skimmer attachment collects card numbers and PIN codes, which are then replicated into counterfeit cards.

What to do if I’ve been skimmed?

Make sure you review your transaction history frequently—we suggest at least once a week. If your card has been compromised, catching it early is the best way to minimize losses or inconveniences.

We want to reassure our members that they have zero liability if their card were to be compromised. Report any fraudulent activity within 60 days of the transaction, and we will replace your card and dispute any charges that are fraudulent.