Eugene OR police warn of ATM withdrawal fraud
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Eugene, Ore., police say they're seeing a high volume of complaints about fraudulent charges to bank accounts. Spokeswoman Jenna McCulley says the majority of the complaints seem to involve withdrawals from ATM machines in California.
Eugene police logged more than a dozen such calls Wednesday and the 911 dispatch center serving a large portion of Lane County has received about 30 calls.
KVAL says police report the scammers appear to be targeting customers of credit unions.
McCulley says so far the investigation seems to indicate a pattern similar to a card-skimming operation or a breach of secured customer data.
Police are urging people to be diligent about checking their bank charges and statements for any out-of-place transactions.