North Carolina Story Archive

NC’s new anti-skimming law highlights importance of skimming fraud prevention

RALEIGH, NC–North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s July 2 signing of H238, Prohibit Possession of Skimming Device added a measure of fraud mitigation for citizens and serves as reminder for credit unions and consumers in general to remain vigilant of risk and fraudster creativity.

As reported in Monday’s edition of The Advocate (NC), the bill by Rep. John Torbett (R-Gaston) categorizes as a Class I felony the simple possession of scanning devices to access, read, obtain, memorize, or store information from an individual’s financial transaction card—like a debit or credit card—with the intent to defraud.

“The League has long sought measures at state and federal levels to stop consumer data breaches, including ways to attack such use of skimmers, and applauds Rep. Torbett for this long-overdue bill,” VP of Governmental Affairs Evelyn Hawthorne noted Monday. The League had suggested similar language in 2019 to state lawmakers as they assembled that year’s version.

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League Works to Update NC, SC State Credit Union Acts
April 8, 2021 — In January, the Carolinas Credit Union League helped introduce updates to both the North and South Carolina state credit union acts to improve and modernize the statutes in each state.

In North Carolina, the League worked with League members and the NC Credit Union Division to modernize the state credit union statutes. Together with Brian Knight, National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) executive vice president and general counsel, the League is assessing North Carolina’s current statutes and looking to developments across the country for best practices and improvements.

Leading the project for the League is Vice President of Governmental Affairs Evelyn Hawthorne. The project is a great undertaking in scope and impact, but the benefits would be worth the resources and effort. In addition to updating antiquated provisions, the goal is to make the state charter option as robust and competitive as possible with federal charter options. Work with state- and federally-chartered League members is critical to the project’s success.

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Massachusetts, North Carolina and Wisconsin Regulators Elected to the NASCUS Board
September 10, 2014 – Nashville, Tenn. – At the 2014 NASCUS Annual Meeting on Sept. 10 in Nashville, three NASCUS Board members began new three-year terms.

Childs and Boesch Continue Service on NASCUS Credit Union Advisory Council
September 10, 2014 – Nashville, Tenn. – The NASCUS Credit Union Advisory Council held its 2014 Annual Meeting on Sept. 10 in Nashville, where two state credit union CEOs began new terms on NASCUS’ Credit Union Advisory Council. The credit union membership is governed by the Advisory Council, a group of 12 directors who are credit union executives from around the country.

NASCUS Welcomes Rose Conner to NASCUS Board; Says Goodbye to Utah Regulator Orla Beth Peck
August 6, 2014 – Rose Conner, administrator of the North Carolina Credit Union Division, has been appointed to the NASCUS Board. Conner replaces Utah regulator Orla Beth Peck, who recently retired from her position as supervisor of credit unions with the Utah Department of Financial Institutions (DFI).


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