TMG, a card processing CUSO affiliated with the Iowa Credit Union League, has announced it is making anti-skimming technology available to its member CUs seeking additional protection for their ATMs.
Skimming is a term that covers a variety of strategies through which thieves attach devices or make material changes to an ATM in order to acquire card and personal identification numbers.
The CUSO is making a package of anti-skimming measures from ADT Anti-Skim ATM Security Solutions available to member CUs. The package includes technology like surface sensors for the ATM that can detect a device put over the ATM's card-entry slot to record cards numbers as well as an anti-skim jamming device.
When these devices detect abnormalities at an ATM, they can notify ADT or the credit union.
"Many of our clients operate ATM networks in particularly hard-hit regions," said Karen Postma, TMG's senior cards risk manager, referring to the rise in skimming attacks along the East and West coasts of the U.S. "TMG will introduce this solution on a proactive basis, allowing our clients access to one of the most effective anti-skimming solutions available."