SANFORD, Fla. — Eight members of Seminole Schools Federal CreditUnion fell victim to what is believed to have been a skimmerscam.
Skimming is a popular method among criminals that involvesobtaining credit card information and using that information tocreate a new card to use and make fraudulent purchases. Criminalsinstall skimming devices where consumers can't see them and stealtheir information as they make purchases.
All eight members had their credit cards cloned and their accountscleaned out. Sanford police are investigating case but have notbeen able to locate the common purchase point where all eightvictims had their information stolen.
Seminole Schools announced that every dime will be returned tomembers, and said it suspects an organized skimming operation is atwork. The credit union posted an announcement on its Web site,, that all member accounts are fully insured andprotected and asked members to update telephone numbers andaddresses.
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