OR: Ankeny police: Review debit-card statements for fraud

And yet more reports of fraud coming from Iowa:

The Ankeny Police Department is asking area residents to review their bank statements for fraudulent charges related to use of debit cards and PIN numbers.

Ankeny police said in a news release Wednesday that although they cannot determine the exact date or time debit card and PIN numbers were compromised, use of this stolen information occurred last weekend. Credit cards were not involved in this scam, officials said.

Ankeny police have recorded nearly 60 reported incidents and financial institutions in the city are collectively reporting several hundred customers affected.


The Michael’s arts and crafts chain has said its Ankeny store was one of 84 nationwide where PIN terminals were tampered with, and at least two people who shopped there from February to May have said they recently noticed fraudulent spending or withdrawals from southern California. Ankeny police did not link their release to the Michael’s case, however.

Read more in the Des Moines Register.

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