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Northwest Georgia Banks and Credit Unions Hit By Debit Card Fraud

Posted in Fraud, Identity Theft

Federal investigators are investigating an outbreak of debit card fraud in Northwest Georgia, according to a story by WCRtv in Chattanooga. Customers of the Bank of LaFayette, Cohutta Banking Company, and Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union in Chickamauga, LaFayette, Rossville and Trion in Northwest Georgia have reported having their accounts drained.

Authorities believe that the thefts may be connected and may be the result of the theft of information from the company which handles the debit card transactions. The affected banks and credit unions have issued statements regarding the thefts.