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Post Falls Police warn of credit card skimmers at gas pumps

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Post Falls Police found two skimmers during recent inspections Post Falls Police found two skimmers during recent inspections
POST FALLS, Idaho -

The Post Falls Police Department wants to warn you about the discovery of several credit card skimmers found in gas pumps in Post Falls. 

While investigating a significant number of credit car fraud cases over the past several months, investigators found two credit card skimmers during an inspection. A credit card skimmer collects card information of customers as they insert their cards into the pump. The pump works just fine and police say there is no way a customer would know the skimmer is collecting their information. 

Police believe the suspects opened up the pumps undetected, connected the skimmers to the pump's electronics, and then reassembled the pump. 

Police are requesting gas station owners to inspect their pumps regularly for skimmers and use tamper-proof seals on the pump doors to prevent access. 

Police also urge customers to check your credit and debit card statements to make sure your information hasn't been stolen. 

If you feel you have been a victim of fraud, contact the Post Falls Police Department at (208) 773-3517 or your local law enforcement agency. 

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