Protect Yourself From Online Fraud
Beware of “Card Skimming”
Card Skimming is the collection of ATM and/or Debit Card account numbers and personal identification numbers (PIN’s) for the purpose of recreating the cards and subsequently making large fraudulent withdrawals in short periods of time.
FALSE slot fixed to the original card slot. (Same color and sticker). Contains additional card reader to copy your card information and duplicate your card.
The micro camera located inside this brochure holder can view the KEYPAD and then send a wireless picture up to 200 feet.
Organized criminals have been installing equipment on legitimate ATMs that capture this information.
- They install a “skimmer” that is mounted to the front of an ATM over the area where a card is inserted. The skimmer then reads the account information on the magnetic strip on the back of the card.
- A wireless camera is mounted under the disguise of a brochure holder. The camera is angled in such a way that it can view the keypad thus capturing a PIN number while it is being entered.
In both cases, the information is normally transmitted to someone who is nearby. This “skimming” is also being done at swipe machines in resorts, restaurants, retail stores and gas stations.
Please be cautious when using an ATM or Debit Card and look out for these types of devices. It is normal for criminals to place these devices on the machines during evening or weekend hours when owners are not around.
If you have any questions concerning ATM Fraud or these new restrictions, please call our Contact Center at: 1-260-563-7443 ext. 0.
Current Card Usage Restrictions in Foreign Countries
United Republic of Cameroon
United Arab Emirates
Great Britain/United Kingdom
Is it a Real Beacon Website?
One type of Internet fraud occuring is creating web sites or links from emails that look like a real site, but are designed to trick unsuspecting users into giving their confidential account and password information.
Please know that Beacon Credit Union will never contact you via email asking you for confidential account information.
If you’re unsure if the site you’re visiting is Beacon’s site, or the site of one of Beacon’s trusted financial partners, check the URL in the address bar of the browser.
Beacon Credit Union’s website:
Beacon Credit Union’s Loan Application website:
Beacon Online and Bill Pay, via our partner, is accessed under the following domain name:
eStatements and e-LERTS, provided by our partner Digital Mailer:
If you suspect an email you receive or a website you’re visiting is fraudulent, contact us immediately at email@example.com or at: (800) 762-3136, ext. 0