Credit, debit card fraud has residents, banks scrambling

Have you had to replace your credit or debit card recently? If so, you're not alone.


Emporia banks have been noticing a lot of suspicious activity recently, prompting them to warn their customers -- and to tell them to cut up their current cards as well. ESB Financial Vice President Karen Sommers says banks track your spending habits to at least try to ensure your account is safe.

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Emporia State Federal Credit Union general manager Angie Miller says the credit union automatically shuts down credit and debit cards if customers believe they have been victimized by fraud.

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Miller says the amount of fraud since late March has equaled fraud totals from all of last year.

Both Miller and Sommers say you need to track your bank information online. If you believe your card has been compromised, call your bank.

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