With the shift to EMV chip cards there has also been a shift to what is called a shimmer. A “Shimmer” is just an evolved version of ATM skimming.  It is a slim card-shaped device that is wedged or shimmed into the card reader between the chip on a card and chip reader inside the ATM. The data that is collected by the shimmer is used to create a magnetic stripe cards. However, it cannot be used to create a chip-based card, since the chip has additional security components.

With fraud going around it is important to be aware of fraudsters techniques and always keep an eye on your accounts. If you ever feel your card or account may be compromised give us a call at 423-336-7268, and after hours you can call the Visa Fraud Department at 877-253-8964