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.
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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