Published On: Wed, May 27th, 2015

Location skimming still unknown

skimmingWILLEMSTAD - Lately there have been a lot of media reports about skimming on the island. The Curaçao Bankers Association (CBA) has indicated that they still don’t have the exact location where this is taking place. The association also doesn’t know how many people have become victims of this criminal practice.

The first signals of skimming received by the CBA came from Dutch banks, which informed the local banks on fraudulent transactions. These transactions were internationally registered cards which were used in Curaçao and Bonaire.

CBA alerts all its clients and calls on citizens to report suspicious transactions at an ATM at the bank in question.

The banks have taken the necessary measures to prevent skimming and they have also informed their clients. CBA indicates again that up until now they do not know where or on what day these cards were used. They do confirm that all fraudulent transactions took place in other countries.

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