Skimming, which involves attaching a device to an ATM that
records your card number and password, has become an increasing problem,
according to FICO Labs.
Apparently, consumers aren't even completely safe at their own
bank. Almost half the skimming took place at bank ATMs, about one-third at
retail terminals and about one-fifth at ATMs not run by banks, FICO found.
Increases were reported in 20 states, FICO said -- with the
biggest increase (26%) reported in
saw a big increase in skimming, including a rise in the following states:
According to Tyco Integrated Security's ATM security
expert, Tracie Adkins, consumers should: