Check your bank accounts and watch for suspicious activity! Several people in our area have had money withdrawn from their accounts. One of my Facebook friends explained that scammers withdrew $1,400.00 from his account at an ATM in the Twin Cities area. KTTC says they've received complaints from Think Mutual Bank or Bremer Bank customers and those victims also reported seeing withdrawals from Twin Cities' ATMs. If you've noticed any suspicious activity please contact your financial institution immediately.

There has been no confirmation on the cause of these fraudulent charges but it is worth noting that reports of ATM "skimming" are on the rise. Protect yourself in the future by knowing what to look for - Skimmers are small devices inserted into the slot you swipe your card. If the ATM looks like it's been altered, find a different one.

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