Hudson Valley Credit Union Customers’ Accounts Skimmed
The skimming allegedly took place at the Wallkill branch.
According to the Daily Freeman, police have begun investigating the hacking of several customer accounts at the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union after they have received a few complaints of ATM skimming at the facility on Route 211.
Wallkill Police Chief Robert Hertman told the Freeman that they are working alongside other police agencies to catch the thieves who apparently attached a skimming device to an automatic teller machine.
Skimming devices are used by crooks to hack into accounts and steal customers personal banking information.
An anonymous credit union member told the Freeman that she found out her account was hacked after she tried to use her debit card and it was declined twice. She said she then called the credit union and was told that there had been an attempted hack into her account.
Hudson Valley Credit Union spokeswoman Lisa Morris told the Freeman that they have “full faith” that law enforcement will solve the case, she also said that they conduct daily inspections of its system and that customers are not liable for any losses that may occur due to illegal activity.
Morris also gave a good bit of advice; she said members should sign up for credit union or Visa alerts to electronically monitor their accounts.