On Sunday 07/22 at 1:05 pm, a member of the public discovered a suspicious device on the outermost WCU ATM at our Warrenton Branch. Warrenton Police were notified and established the device to be a card reader (ATM skimmer). It is estimated the card reader was placed on the ATM at approximately 10:00 pm on Saturday 7/21.
Police are in possession of the reader. At this time, we believe the reader did not have the capability to transfer data wirelessly and was never retrieved by the culprit, and therefore no member information was compromised.
Members should closely monitor their accounts and statements for any suspicious activities and immediately call 1-800-773-3236 if there are unauthorized charges, withdrawals, or even deposits.
If it is determined that any member’s information has been compromised, we will immediately take action to ensure card/s are replaced and any other potential issues are secured.
It is our practice to audit all WCU ATMs multiple times daily for card readers. This is the first incident of an ATM skimmer found on a WCU ATM, but it does happen with regular frequency throughout the country.
For more information on skimmers and other fraudulent activity, we recently posted a blog about skimmers https://waunafcu.org/blog/fraudsters-and-skimmers-oh-my/.
A picture of the actual card reader is below.