March 1st declared Change Your PIN day in Edmonton

 March is fraud prevention month in Edmonton and to kick it off Edmonton police have made Thursday Change Your Pin day.

EPS want to stress the importance of protecting yourself. PIN pads

“If you’re using it everyday for coffee, gas and groceries and going out to eat then change your pin number once a month,” urges Cst. Elvin Toy of Edmonton Police.

Toy says police are seeing a trend where criminals tamper with a PIN pad and then hold onto the information they steal for as long as a year and a half.

They will then take out money a year and a half later making it more difficult for police to track.

However, if you change your PIN within that year you are safe.