Sheriff Urges Caution Using Credit Cards

A skimming device was recently discovered at a local gas station. These devices are used by criminals to obtain credit card information from gas pumps illegally. Your safety and security are our top priorities, so we want to remind everyone to stay vigilant and protect themselves from these scams.

When using your credit or debit card at any point of sale, such as a gas pump or ATM, always look for skimming devices. Here are a few tips to help you detect them:

  • Check for signs of damage or tampering on the card reader.
  • Give the card reader a gentle pull and twist. Legitimate readers are robust, and a skimmer will often come loose.
  • Regularly monitor your credit/debit card statements for any suspicious activity.
  • If you notice any unauthorized use, report it immediately to the authorities.

Your cooperation and awareness are crucial in preventing these crimes. Let's work together to keep our community safe and secure. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.