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Skimmer Alert

4/6/2017

Cuyahoga County Weights and Measures Inspectors Found a Card Skimmer at an Oakwood Village Gas Station

 

Cleveland, OH - Cuyahoga County Weights and Measures inspectors found a card skimmer at an Oakwood Village gas station this morning during a routine gas pump check.

 

The illegal skimmer, which steals debit and credit card information, had been installed inside Pump 4 at the Marathon/Circle K at 26003 Broadway Ave.

 

Skimmers, which ID thieves place on gas pump card readers, steal customers’ card numbers and PINs.

 

The U.S. Secret Service confirmed that the device found at the station is a type that must be physically removed for thieves to retrieve customers’ card data. Nevertheless, the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers who made purchases at the station to carefully review their accounts for unauthorized activity.

 

Consumers who use cards at any gas pump at any station can reduce their risks by:

 

The Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs reminds gas stations throughout the county that they are responsible for keeping pumps skimmer free.

 

Stations should routinely inspect the pumps register cabinets for strange or unusual wiring, broken security seals or loose or protruding card reader mechanisms. Do not touch the skimmer. Instead, contact police to have them removed.


For more information, contact the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs, Division of Weights and Measures, at 216-443-7035.





The Department of Consumer Affairs’ mission is to make sure people who live or shop in Cuyahoga County get what they pay for.