Beware Of Card Skimmer At Gas Stations While Traveling For The Holiday

It’s a HUGE problem right now!

By Pacey on July 5, 2018
BERLIN - MARCH 23: A gasoline station attendant pumps diesel into a car at a filling station on March 23, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. German President Horst Koehler said on Sunday higher petrol prices is the surest means to convince traditionally car-loving Germans to seek more environmentally-friendly alternatives, and his comment has already sparked the ire of the automobile lobby.
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With traveling at an all time high during the 4th of July holiday week, it’s a perfect opportunity for criminals to strike.

The U.S. Secret Service is reminding everyone to be extra careful at the gas pump. Thieves are targeting gas stations with card skimmers. The small unobtrusive devices copy you credit card info, then allow criminals to make copies to buy whatever they want with your money.

Last week the Secret Service recovered card skimmers at 85 gas stations in 21 states, according to CBS News.

Here’s what you can do to avoid falling victim to the scam.

  1. Pay with your card inside the station instead of at the pump
  2. Pay with cash

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