Tucson couple victimized by gas pump credit card scam

Jessica Chapin reports:

A recent surge of card-skimming scams is still spreading through Tucson gas stations. Almost impossible to detect, thieves insert skimmers underneath the credit card swipe machines at a gas pump, taking information from anyone who pays outdoors. One couple learned the hard way how easily anyone can become a victim.


Tucson has heard about 6 reports so far, and there have been several in Oro Valley. Police will not release the exact locations of the stations due to ongoing investigations.

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Six reports of card fraud or six reports of skimmers? It’s hard to believe that a skimming operation would only use six of the card numbers. Guess we’ll have to wait and see how many more reports or what follow-up there is.

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