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Super Glue Latest ATM Skimmers' Weapon
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (4/30/13)--Super glue is the latest weapon of choice among ATM skimmers--thieves who put devices on ATMs to skim personal identification numbers when cards used at ATMs, according to  Numerica CU.

An ATM at the Spokane Valley, Wash.-based credit union's Wandermere's location was tampered with when someone super glued the machine's "Clear" and "Cancel" buttons, said Numerica's website Friday.

When users attempt to cancel a transaction, nothing happens and the card is not released immediately. The users leave discouraged, assuming the ATM kept the card.  However, the machine automatically kicks the card back out after several minutes of inactivity, and the thief then absconds with the card.

A Bank of America machine at Wandermere also received the super-glue treatment.

The $1.2 billion asset Numerica checks its ATMs daily and looks for signs of tampering. It also told members its ATMs are anti-skimming.

If members have trouble completing a transaction, they should notify the branch immediately, Numerica said.  If it is after business hours, members should wait a full five minutes at the machine before leaving it with the ATM card still inside.  The ATM will take about five minutes before ejecting the card or keeping it locked inside.

Meanwhile, Numerica is increasing the number of ATM checks to ensure they work properly, said the notice.
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