Cloned Debit cards
The information contained in the magnetic strips of more than 400 debit cards was taken by fraudsters. Several businesses, like those in Magog, were targeted right across the country. The terminals in the businesses had been modified on site by the fraudsters over a period of one month and the information from all the magnetic strips was copied with the aim of cloning the cards.
Although it is difficult to prevent this kind of fraud, the public is asked to be careful when using debit or credit cards by following these tips; use terminals that accept chip cards or use cash; hide the keyboard when typing your number; don’t give anyone your number; always keep your cards in sight; the card should be inserted in only one machine to do a transaction; check your account regularly; advise your financial institution of any irregularities.