TYLER – More credit card skimmers have turned up in Tyler. A Fraud Task Force investigator has found two credit card skimmers in the gas pumps at the service station at Commerce and NNE Loop 323 in Tyler. Investigators have found several skimmers at this location over recent months. Skimmer devices will capture your credit card information allowing the suspect to clone a new credit card and charge on your account.
Police encourage you to follow these few tips to keep from becoming a fraud victim and assist police with identifying who is responsible for these acts of fraud.
1) Always check your credit or debit card statement for any fraudulent charges.
2) If you detect a fraudulent charge, contact your local law enforcement agency and notify your credit card company immediately.
3) Pay with cash or go inside to pay with a credit card. Use a gas pump closest to the view of a gas station employee.
4) Look for a seal decal around the casing of the pump door to see if it has been tampered with or broken.
5) Report any suspicious activity if you should observe a person with a gas pump door open that is not an employee. If you see something suspicious, look for a license plate, record it and contact police. Take a photo if possible.