CNMI bank says skimming to blame for illegal withdrawals

8:50 am on 7 April 2016

First Hawaiian Bank says skimming was responsible for a series of fraudulent withdrawals at a Northern Marianas branch this week.

It says through skimming thieves steal card information with the use of technology or equipment covertly installed on ATMs.

The Bank has assured its customers their network was not compromised and it also stressed that customers will not be held liable for any unauthorised transactions.

Our correspondent reports that some Bank of Guam cardholders have also complained of fraudulent withdrawals from their accounts.