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Criminals Target ATMs More Than Ever



    Criminals Target ATMs More Than Ever

    Before the chip becomes mandatory with all debit cards Oct. 1, scammers are hacking ATMs as much as they can before it is no longer possible. Here are a few ways to prevent your card getting skimmed by hackers. News4's Erika Gonzalez reports. (Published Monday, June 8, 2015)

    Americans withdraw billions of dollars from ATMs each year.

    This summer, experts are warning consumers their debit cards could be at risk as criminals target ATMs more than ever.

    When it comes to tracking criminals, FICO found a recent trend showing they travel in a southbound arc from Maine to Florida and Atlanta, then north again.

    More information about what to do if your debit card is compromised.