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