Author: Susan Salisbury / Source: palmbeachpost.com
Six people have been arrested in connection to a credit card skimming scheme at Florida gas stations.
The defendants installed multiple skimming devices at various gas stations in Pinellas and Hillsborough County. In just a three-week period, the defendants allegedly stole more than 40 credit card numbers, using skimming devices at more than a dozen gas stations. Card skimmers are devices that can be inserted or attached to payment terminals. Once in place, these skimmers are able to copy the payment information of cards that are swiped or inserted.
Attorney General Pam Bondi, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen announced the arrests Thursday.
“Skimming devices installed at gas pumps can go undetected for weeks—giving criminals access to credit and debit card information of unsuspecting consumers,” Bondi said.
“One skimmer can result in $1,000 per victim. When…
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