The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre

Automated Banking Machine (ABM) skimming at GTA Hospitals reminds us all to practice good debit card security


You may have heard that there has been a recent rash of ABM skimming at GTA hospitals over the past six months. Our security personnel have confirmed with our ABM provider that none of the bank machines at any of The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre sites have been affected.
Hospitals that are affected include:

  1. Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
  2. North York General Hospital
  3. Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
  4. Toronto Western Hospital
  5. Toronto East General Hospital
  6. Scarborough General Hospital
  7. Lakeridge Health Bowmanville
  8. Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket

Toronto Police Service is investigating and believes it has confiscated all compromised devices. If you or anyone you know has visited these hospitals and used an ABM, please keep a close eye on your accounts to ensure they were not compromised. If you do see suspicious behaviour on your accounts, please contact your banking institution.

ABM Security Tips

What can you do to prevent theft? Always cover your PIN when completing a transaction, as a thief can install pin-hole cameras around an ABM to get the information they need. Use a chip debit card as they are more secure than the traditional magnetic strip cards. Finally, always be diligent about checking your transaction records. Online and telephone banking can help you do this by giving you secure access to your accounts.

Our ABM provider will continue to monitor our sites for suspicious activity. If you have any questions or concerns about the ABMs located on the Trillium or CVH sites please contact Ken Close for Trillium concerns at 905-848-7580 ext. 7378 or Mike Stallard for CVH concerns at 905-813-1100 ext. 6096.