Credit Card Skimmer Seized in Raymond
Wed, 02 May 2018 11:44:30 CDT
A credit card skimmer was located at the Raymond Shell Gas Station on Saturday, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities seized the device, which is utilized by thieves to collect credit and debit card numbers and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs). According to the Sheriff's Office, skimmers are known to be located in cities across the U.S., but they are being discovered in rural areas as well.
Montgomery County Undersheriff Rick Robbins said that different types of devices are either put inside the gas pump or are attached over the card reader on the outside of the pump. When the device was installed at the station in Raymond is not known, but it has been sent to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
Robbins said that residents who have visited the Shell Station over the past few months should check their financial records to ensure that their information has not been stolen. Additionally, if residents notice any misuse of credit or debit cards, they should contact their financial institution as soon as possible.
(Photo Courtesy of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)
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