clarksville bank says it helped thwart card skimmer

Leaf Chronicle - 8/9/2016

First Advantage Bank officials said in a news release Tuesday that because of the credit card skimmers placed on ATMs around Clarksville, the bank accelerated its launch of the CardValet monitoring app.

Three skimmers were found at FAB branches around the city. The release said bank officials worked closely with a customer and local police.

First Advantage will be issuing new cards to customers as a precaution.

“Thanks to our customer’s awareness and a quick response from the Clarksville Police Department, we were able to locate all three skimming devices and remove them before any sensitive information could be retrieved. We took immediate steps to communicate with our customers and alert other area banks. Working together, we were able to thwart these would-be thieves and send a message that our community will not tolerate this type of criminal activity,” said Earl Bradley, First Advantage Bank CEO.

Clarksville Police released images of suspects believed to be responsible on Tuesday, which the bank provided.