Two More Skimmers Found in Gas Pumps
Another gas station in Gainesville has become the victim of what sheriff's deputies are calling "card skimming." This first started when deputies responded to the Shell station off Newberry near Interstate 75 earlier this week after a maintenance worker located a suspicious skimming device inside a pump attached to the credit card reader. Card skimming is the illegal copying of information from the magnetic strip of a credit or ATM card. The scammers try to steal your information so they can access your account. Two new devices were found at the SUNOCO station next door with bluetooth capability.
"They can pull within bluetooth range in a vehicle and use a common PDA device such as a your blackberry, I-phone or laptop and they can download your stolen identity," says Alachua County Sheriff's Lt. Steve Maynard
If you believe you've become a victim, you should contact your credit card or bank company. But first, check your bank statement to see if you have any fraudulent activity. Everyone is urged to check their credit history. Detectives are not sure how long those skimmers have been in place.
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