Temple Police Warn Public of Credit Card Skimmers
TEMPLE, TX (March 5, 2020) – On February 28, 2020, Temple Police responded to a call at the Exxon gas station at 3002 Thornton Ln. The caller advised that three credit card skimmers were found in the fuel pumps on site.
Investigators currently have no leads on this case. They are, however, urging the public to monitor their bank accounts if they've recently used a debit/credit card at that location.
While using an ATM or paying at a gas pump, keep the following in mind:
- Check the card reader, PIN pad, and the surrounding area for any signs of tampering. If something looks or feels unusual, report it immediately.
- Gently wiggle or pull on the card reader itself. A legitimate machine should not have any loose parts in this area.
- Pay inside the establishment or with cash when possible. If paying with a debit card at a gas pump, avoid entering your PIN by selecting the credit option instead.
- Keep a close watch over your bank account, and report any fraudulent activity as soon as possible.
If anyone has any information in reference to this case, please contact Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500. Information can also be sent to Bell County Crime Stoppers at bellcountycrimestoppers.com, through the P3tips App, or by calling 254-526-TIPS (8477).
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