I searched this site and see we’ve had discussions about credit card skimmers at gasoline pumps.
To review, crooks install these “skimmers” in pumps and they electronically steal your credit card information, unbeknown to you, when you buy gas.
That data can buy all kinds of stuff for criminal jerks, on your card account!
I keep reading (almost daily) that the number of pumps with skimmers is on the rise. Some are near my location in Florida. Yikes!
Police advise that it’s safer to pay inside, but I use a card so I never have to go inside.
Also, law enforcement advises to look at the seal (sticker) on the credit car device to be sure it’s not broken, which would indicate tampering. If there’s a problem you are to report it. Most pumps are labeled with a phone number for doing that.
Officers also admonish folks to check their credit card transactions regularly and carefully.
I checked last time I bought gas and found an inspection sticker straddling the credit card reading device and the pump front panel. It was not broken, great I thought …
However, upon closer inspection, it also was stuck only to the device and not to the panel! There was air between 1/2 the sticker and the panel. The sticker was old and could hardly be read. Apparently nobody has cared enough to look closely, or to call, or to respond ???
Do you still pay at the pump?
Anybody else out there in cyberspace having problems or seeing problems at the pumps?
Do you look for anti-tampering stickers? Are they there?
I think more needs to be done to end this nonsense and shut these jerks down.