Campbell County Sheriff’s Office warns of card skimmer found at credit union

LAFOLLETTE (WATE) – The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a skimming device found in the city limits of LaFollette on Sunday.

The sheriff’s office says a customer was using the ATM at Y-12 Federal Credit Union on Jacksboro pike when a skimming device pulled off in his hand when he removed his card.

Deputies say the customer made a report at their office and that they are in possession of the device.

CCSO says anyone that has used the ATM recently is asked to contact the bank at (865) 482-1043 or talk to a bank representative. The incident is still under investigation.

Skimmers are devices that scammers can use to maliciously obtain your credit or debit card information.

More information: 11 ways to protect yourself from credit, debit card skimmers

Y-12 Federal Credit Union spokesperson Betsy Cunningham says it appears the skimmer did not have wireless capabilities, so account information was not compromised. However, any customer with concerns can have their card replaced.

Cunningham says consumers should carefully inspect the front of any ATM before inserting their cards. Be cautious of unusual looking attachments, odd markings, scratches or tape residue. The same goes if anything on the front of the machine looks crooked, loose or damaged. Even if you don’t see any visual differences, push or wiggle everything. ATMs are solidly constructed and should not jiggle or have loose parts.


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