Credit card information stolen at gas stations

I’m seeing a rash of reports involving card skimmers at gas stations, most of which I’m not posting to this blog. Here are two such reports as examples, though:

Michigan State Police and the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office are investigating reports of fraudulent credit card activity.

There have been at least 12 credit card skimmers found at Michigan gas stations within the past month. Most of them in West Michigan.  Read more on WZZM.

And 127 skimmers have already been detected at Florida gas pumps this year:

Skimming devices used to steal credit and debit card data are still being found on pumps at Florida gas stations, including a Chevron station in Riviera Beach where two skimmers were found recently, the Florida Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

The station at 4128 Blue Heron Blvd. had skimmers at two pumps. Seven other skimmers were found and removed at stations in Brevard, Broward, Lake, Miami-Dade, Seminole, and Washington counties in the last two weeks. Read more on Palm Beach Post.


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