Credit Card skimmer found at Boynton Beach gas pump
Nov 26, 2014
A credit card skimmer was discovered hidden in a gas pump Tuesday morning at the Mobil station on Congress Avenue. Credit card skimmer discovered
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The skimmer was discovered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services while performing a routine gas pump inspection. Investigators believe the credit card thief used a special star-shaped tool to break into the pump’s locked panel, and then simply plugged it in. Only one skimmer was found in Pump #10. Victory Petroleum operates the Mobil gas station along with more than a dozen other stations in Palm Beach County. A company representative told WPBF 25 News approximately a month ago, an employee caught someone breaking into a pump at their Lake Worth gas station in broad daylight. The employee chased off the burglar, and it’s unclear if there’s any connection to this latest card skimmer. Most Read: Florida woman who branded children with heated stick gets probation
Victory Petroleum said its employees perform regular inspections of the gas pumps checking for skimmers. An employee who checked the pump one day before the skimmer was discovered did not find anything suspicious, according to Victory Petroleum. At this time it’s unclear exactly how many, if any, credit card numbers were compromised. Victory Petroleum believes the threat was very limited. Riskiest places to use your credit card
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