ALERT: 1 gas pump skimmer found, see list of Tampa Bay area skimmer locations

A credit card skimmer was found at a  7-Eleven in the 5000 block of Clark Road in Sarasota County.
A credit card skimmer was found at a 7-Eleven in the 5000 block of Clark Road in Sarasota County.

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SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is warning drivers about a credit card skimmer that was found at a local gas station.

If you purchased gas at a 7-Eleven in the 5000 block of Clark Road, authorities say you should monitor your bank statements.

Deputies responded to the 7-Eleven around 7 p.m. on Sunday after a service tech discovered a skimming device inside one of the gas pumps.

If you have information about the skimming device, contact the SCSO Criminal Investigations Department at 941-861-4900.

CHECK THE LIST: Credit card skimmers found at the following Tampa Bay area gas stations

The sheriff’s office offers the following safety tips when buying gas-

  • Go inside the gas station to pay.
  • Pay with cash. If you do not have cash, use a credit card instead of a debit card because credit cards have better fraud protection.
  • Check for signs of tampering at the pump. This includes a broken security seal over the door. If something seems out of place, notify gas station personnel.
  • Monitor bank statements regularly to spot unauthorized charges. Notify your bank immediately if you see something that looks suspicious.

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