US attorney in Seattle turns attention to skimming

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SEATTLE (AP) -- As a recent victim herself, U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan in Seattle is keenly aware of skimming crimes.

She called a news conference Monday afternoon at the federal Courthouse with the Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force to discuss recent cases in the Puget Sound region. They'll also tell consumers what to watch out for when they use ATMs.

Skimmers typically use a debit card reader to copy account information and a camera to record the PIN.

Durkan says her bank account was robbed of $1,000 in August after thieves stole her debit card information and personal identification number.