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Authorities warn travelers to look out for credit card skimmers

Author: Sean Moody / Source:

SALT LAKE CITY — As more drivers start hitting the road for the long weekend, the Department of Agriculture warned drivers to be on the lookout for credit card skimmers.

There have been several instances of credit card skimmers found across northern Utah in the past few months. The devices are placed onto credit card readers and allow thieves to record credit card information as victims pay for fuel. Inspectors who typically check the accuracy of gas pumps will soon get training on how to spot skimmers, the department said in a news release.

“It is becoming a problem nationwide,” said Travis Waller, director of regulatory services for the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. “There have been a few incidents here in the state of Utah where they’ve been…

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