Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Republic Bank looking into card skimming reports

Republic Bank said it is looking into reports of alleged card skimming, following several posts via social media. 

The company shared a comment via its Twitter account saying they are looking into reports, following posts via social media of several accounts being skimmed. 

The bank asked those affected to send information privately, responding that they're 'on it':

Several people commented via Twitter warning of card skimming attempts.

Comments were made referring to various banks and locations around the Port of Spain area where transactions were made within recent days. 

Some people commented that debit cards should now also have chip-and-pin- safety features for added safety.

Managing Director of RBC Royal Bank in Trinidad and Tobago, Gretchen Camacho-Mohammed, said in a statement to Loop News that the matter is being looked into:

'RBC is looking into reports of suspected skimming activity involving our clients.'

'Credit and Debit cards are meant to provide clients safe access to their funds and we take every suspected instance of fraud seriously. In circumstances where client accounts are found to be impacted by fraudulent activity, any loss will be covered and resolved.'

'As always, we encourage clients to protect their PINs at all times and to regularly monitor their accounts. If any clients have concerns regarding their debit or credit cards they should contact the local RBC Advice Centre at 800-1RBC.'

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