August 30, 2016
On Sunday, August 28, 2016, DuPont Community Credit Union was alerted to skimmers placed on two ATMs at our Lucy Lane location in Waynesboro. The skimmers were quickly discovered and removed. We have contacted all impacted members and are supporting law enforcement in their active investigation.
August 12, 2016
In recent weeks, DuPont Community Credit Union (DCCU) has discovered fraudulent ATM activity that has affected some of our members.
ATMs at the following locations had skimmers installed for short periods of time during the weekend of July 23, 2016:
- Lucy Lane, Waynesboro
- Community Way, Staunton
Less than 350 members were impacted by this fraud, and all affected members have been notified. DCCU has Zero Liability assurance, which means that our members are not liable for any unauthorized transactions that occur as a result of the fraudulent activity.
DCCU is currently assisting law enforcement in the investigation. We are taking additional steps to block possible fraud through our card processor, as well as looking at increased security measures to ensure the safety of our ATMs.
What is Skimming?
Skimming is a type of fraud where thieves install malicious card readers on ATMs or gas pumps that capture data from a card’s magnetic strip. When visiting and ATM or using any type of card reader, we encourage you to take these steps to help protect yourself:
- Watch for unusual marks, scratches or loose pieces of equipment on any card reader.
- Carefully inspect card readers before inserting your card. Skimming equipment is often loosely attached for easy removal. If it’s loose or comes off, you have likely discovered a card reader.
- If you think the ATM may have a skimmer on it, report it to the financial institution/ATM owner immediately or call law enforcement.