Kaufman Police Warn of Skimmers at Gas Pumps

Steven Pickering
October 26, 2018 - 4:12 pm
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Steven Pickering

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KAUFMAN COUNTY (KRLD) - Officers with the Kaufman Police Department discovered four credit card-skimmers on two gas pumps at the Triple AAA Food Store on East Mulberry Street this week. It's possible the devices had been there since early September.

The electronic devices were hidden inside the gas pumps. They were designed to capture information when people used their credit cards or debit cards to pay at the pump instead of going into the store. Police were originally alerted to the possibility of skimmers at the store by an agent with the U.S. Secret Service. 

Police are urging anyone who bought gas at that store since the beginning of September to check with their bank, credit card company and the three major credit-reporting bureaus for any signs of suspicious activity. 

Investigators are also checking other gas stations in Kaufman for credit card-skimmers.