Police report: credit card skimmer found at Midlands gas station

Police report: credit card skimmer found at Midlands gas station

CAMDEN, SC (WIS) - Camden Police are investigating a credit card skimming device that was found at a gas station.

An employee of the Kangaroo station on Broad Street called police Tuesday after finding a suspicious device attached to the credit card reader of a gas pump.

According to the incident report, the device is known to skim and get people's credit card numbers and pin numbers. The report says the device was found when the employee opened the gas pump.

In June, a similar card skimmer was found at an ATM in Camden.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR:

  • Obvious signs of tampering
  • A different color or material or graphics that aren’t aligned properly.
  • Does the card reader move or come off? If so, there is a high chance there’s a skimming device.
  • A hidden camera. Customers are also asked to cover the keypad when entering their PIN number since criminals need both the card number and PIN to take money away from the account.

If you know anything that could help investigators find the person responsible, contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372), Text TIPSC plus your tip info to CRIMES (274637), visit www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and email a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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