State in­spec­tor finds credit card skim­mer on pump in Ar­ling­ton

Star-Telegram - - News - BY ANNA M. TINS­LEY atins­[email protected]­

A de­vice known as a credit card skim­mer has been found on a gas pump in Ar­ling­ton.

A state in­spec­tor found the de­vice Thurs­day at pump #3 at the 303 Food Mart at 3939 W. Pi­o­neer Park­way in Ar­ling­ton, ac­cord­ing to an alert sent out by the Texas Agri­cul­ture De­part­ment.

The “TDA in­spec­tor per­formed a com­plaint in­spec­tion for a pos­si­ble skim­mer and found 1 skim­mer on pump #3,” the alert stated. “Lo­cal Po­lice Dept was dis­patched to the lo­ca­tion.”

Agri­cul­ture Com­mis­sioner Sid Miller of­fers sev­eral sug­ges­tions to Tex­ans when fill­ing up ve­hi­cles with ga­so­line.

Look for any dam­age to the credit card reader, or see if it’s loose.

Check to see if the se­cu­rity tape on the pump cab­i­net has been dis­turbed or dam­aged.

If there are any prob­lems, re­port them to the clerk at the store.

When pos­si­ble, use your credit card — or pay in­side with cash — in­stead of us­ing your debit card. That will keep your bank ac­count as safe as pos­si­ble.

Save your re­ceipt and keep an eye on your bank state­ments.

Any­one with ques­tions about skim­mers or prob­lems can call the Agri­cul­ture De­part­ment at 1-800-TELL-TDA.

Source: Texas De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture

A credit card skim­mer was found at the 303 Food Mart on West Pi­o­neer Park­way in Ar­ling­ton.

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