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Banks mostly mum on credit card theft


It’s a pretty good guess that if you ask a bank if there’s an unusually high amount of credit and debit card fraud going on and they give you evasive responses, the answer is yes. At least it doesn’t hurt to take appropriate precautions.

Reports around Klickitat County began surfacing in recent weeks that a lot of people were getting fraudulent charges on their cards, including one Sentinel staff member who reported a fraudulent charge placed on a Columbia Bank card. Calls to area banks mostly produced indeterminate comments to the effect of, “Fraud happens” or, “Nothing out of the ordinary.”

Only one representative from an area bank would go on the record about the situatio...

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