Editorial: Skimming

POSTED: 08/30/13 1:26 PM

Don’t ask what your bank can do for you; ask what you can do for your bank. This liberal interpretation of John F. Kennedy’s famous statement comes to mind after reading the verdict against two Bulgarian skimmers.

These defendants got off light, but at the same time they sent a loud and clear warning to consumers that use ATM’s as a matter of fact.

Remember Willy Sutton? He robbed banks “because that’s where the money is” and skimmers – often patsies sent overseas by criminal organizations –are doing exactly the same thing.

It sounds like a good idea for consumers to keep their eyes wide open when using an ATM and to report anything unusual to the bank.

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