Friday, October 6, 2017

Look for the sticker before you use a credit card at the pump!

Security Seal, if broken
don't use gas pump
MESA COUNTY, Colo – The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a credit card fraud scheme at the pump after credit card skimmers were recently found at a local gas station.
Security Seal located on
the left of gas pump

A manager at the C & F on the 400 block of 32 Road discovered devices known as a credit card skimmer at two pumps on September 28th. The device is designed to steal customers credit card numbers which then are used to make fraudulent purchases before the card holder is even aware it was compromised.

Sheriff’s investigators say credit card skimmers are becoming a significant issue in Mesa County.

Security Seal, if broken 
don't use gas pump
These devices themselves are not visible from the outside, however all gas stations have a safety feature built in to help spot if a gas pump has been compromised.
Security Seals located on
center of gas pumps

Before you swipe your credit card, look for the Security Seal Sticker. If it is broken DO NOT use that pump and immediately report it to the gas station cashier!!!

Also regularly check your credit card statements for any unusual activity.

If you have information about this crime call Mesa County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 242-6707 or call Crime Stoppers at (970) 241-STOP.  Information reported to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous.