Marshall Police are again warning people about gas pump skimmers after three devices were recovered from a local gas station. They did not release the exact location the skimmers were found.
MPD detectives are checking other gas stations within the city for more potential skimming devices. These skimming devices were placed inside the pump itself instead of on the outside of the machine and are completely undetectable by consumers.
Here are some tips of protection against gas pump skimmers:
- Go inside the store to pay for gas, preferably with cash. If you must pay at the pump, run your card as credit, NOT debit.
- Purchase a gas card to use at the pumps. Criminals generally do not use the gas cards because they can only get gas instead of money from them.
- Don’t rely on the security tape at the pump, these criminals have the security tape to put on the pumps.
- Keep a close watch on your bank account and notify your bank immediately if you notice any suspicious activity on your account.
Anyone with questions about this type of crime or anyone who needs to report a potential skimming device, please call the Marshall Police Department at 903-935-4575 or Detective Farnham at 903-935-453
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