Tyler Estep reports:
Officials at a Norcross-based bank stressed Friday that, despite account holders falling victim to fraud in recent days, their own systems have not been compromised.
Approximately 100 members of Associated Credit Union have experienced fraudulent transactions in their checking accounts recently, bank spokeswoman Callie Calderbank said. The transactions are believed to be the result of thieves accessing check and ATM card information through a separate processing company before making new, fake cards using that information, she said.
The cards are then illegally sold throughout the country.
“Thieves have accessed card information from a company which processes transactions for merchants,” Calderbank said. “It has absolutely not been through our account information or our computer system.”
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