HAGATNA, Guam—On the evening of Tuesday, June 5, 2018, a skimming device was found on a Bank of Guam ATM at Micronesia Mall in Dededo. The device was immediately removed and law enforcement was notified.
Bank of Guam has inspected all other ATMs and are confident that no other ATMs have been affected by skimming devices.
“We are committed to providing the safest and most secure banking for our customers. Unfortunately, this activity is part of a growing national trend that is happening more frequently and affecting all financial institutions nationwide,” said Joaquin Cook, interim president/CEO of Bank of Guam. “The bank’s security protocols, together with the awareness and prompt notification by one of our customers led to led to the quick discovery of this device. I encourage everyone to do the same and report anything that looks different or out of place when using an ATM.”
According to www.commbank.com, a skimming device is a method used by criminals to capture data from the magnetic stripe on the back of an ATM card. When an ATM user swipes his card in an ATM, the skimming device captures the card’s personal identification number.
Bank of Guam is working closely with law enforcement in their investigation. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Guam Police Department or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (PR)