Exclusive: New warning about scams at gas pumps

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The U.S. Secret Service is warning motorists, police and businesses of a surge in criminals' targeting gas pumps with hidden devices to steal credit card information.
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Jul 3, 2018




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Melissa Cazarin
Melissa Cazarin 2 months ago
Just happen to me now lol at a 711 it said declined $100 wyd haha I only had $5 Thank god hahhaha
Panda Bear
Panda Bear 3 months ago
I use money
Jerod Overfield
Jerod Overfield 3 months ago
It happened to me, and not only that they even got my PIN number I was told by my bank after they notify me of a Suspicious transaction to never pay at the pump and if you do don't use it as a debit card use it as credit but it's better pay inside. I was lucky that my bank notify me right away a something that was suspicious and was able to stop it. I learned a valuable lesson do not pay at the pump and now I use a set amount of cash and pay inside.
Frank M. Powell
Frank M. Powell 7 months ago
Lol Can't happen in oregon
NHJ 210
NHJ 210 9 months ago
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Rolo Rolo
Rolo Rolo Year ago
I'm more concerned about the state of California ripping me off at the pump!!!
Fernando Salas
Can't believe some people are heartless, people work hard for their money and these thieves take their hard earned money then to find out when buying groceries no more money, these thieves do this for some selfish pleasure I think the death penalty should be the proper punishment.
Ben Porter
Ben Porter Year ago
Richard H
Richard H Year ago
The criminals need harsher punishments. It takes a while to recover your identity. I have been hit twice in my lifetime and the proof you have to get to clear your name takes time. If I ever see anyone doing this in person I would probably cause them some serious bodily injury. They don't give a damn about who they hurt financially.
Nick Hamill
Nick Hamill Year ago
I always pay inside. With cash.
azalru Year ago
Tesla owners never have to suffer this crap.
That black reporter was thinking about smoking he said you can pay at the grass station uh I mean gas station 😂😂
Jennifer Montgomery
I am glad that I pay inside and not at the pump. Not only am I avoiding being scammed but I am also keeping people employed.
GANTZ100pts Year ago
The people that do this shit and buy or use stolen credit/Debit card information should be shot or hung.
This shit is not new...
Justin Gulley
Justin Gulley Year ago
Paying at the gas pump cost more
mrstst Year ago
Yes! Done to me. Thousands of dollars. Worse of all Bank of America reversed their initial credit to my account because after their investigation it was determined to not be fraud. Thieves used our card to buy money orders at USPS. Be careful!!!!
T Year ago
Why don’t you fucken nerds just pay cash.. oh that’s right your scared to death. Fuck the devil and his technology..
Jim Christensen
This has been going on for years, nothing new.
Dew War
Dew War Year ago
That's why I shake every damn machine including the one on the inside I don't even dare pay on the outside
Seth Totten
Seth Totten Year ago
Glad I have electric ⚡️.
corey Babcock
corey Babcock Year ago
Pretty damn Cool I think
Katy Brad
Katy Brad Year ago
I get points when i use my card at the pump. I guess I’ll be going in to pay
Comrade Stalin
Be like China, pay with a QR code with your phone
PhaseSkater Year ago
Well I live in Oregon soooo there’s no way people can install skimmers
Peter Epstein
Peter Epstein Year ago
My solution: get an electric car.
My Hodgepodge Life!
pay inside
Sebastian H
Sebastian H Year ago
FYI this can also happen in parking meters
Eva H
Eva H Year ago
Pay w money problem solved
Matthew Dennert
Yup I was hit 2 days ago. I learned my lesson pay inside people
The Dealer
The Dealer Year ago
Until they start giving more harsh punishment for this, it will never stop.
That's Why I pay cash..and I pay,my,bills secured. online/in person..Shit Crazy
Kavisha Hammond
Swipesss lol I pay gas in the store
Dr. Fastestinthewest
Haaaa haaaa. You dopes. The pumps are mandated to be certified by the state and are tagged as such. Yet, the credit card device could be marked with an official tape to show the device has not been tampered. Not done. Why? It's in the credit card interests to get scammed. You dolts. Teagards you saps...
Brian Na
Brian Na Year ago
real crime is that gap between his teeth
El Guapo
El Guapo Year ago
Always put alerts on your card so you can get a txt whenever it is used. If it was not your purchase, you can just lock your card and report to your bank. Or lock up your card when not in use
Jamison Munn
Jamison Munn Year ago
Put some of the offenders to death and I guarantee the instances drop immediately.
Addie-Eileen Paige
Thankfully, I pay for gas ⛽️with cash 💵
I pay with CASH ONLY at the gas station. And I pay inside face-to-face with the cashier.
Lamar Childers
That’s why I pay on the inside.
Nevermore Year ago
If you have to use a pump, at least use an app called Skimmer Scanner. It will help detect skimming devices, but it's not 100% foolproof, just better than nothing.
N3k0B0o Year ago
If you don’t want to use your card, get an app that allows you to pay with your phone and requires a fingerprint reader. For example Speedpass+ works at any ExxonMobil gas station and requires the user to select the pump number they are about to use and has a 30 second time limit to start pumping. It also gives you the option to choose either a text or email of the transaction as soon as you finish pumping. You can also check with your state government for a report of gas station pump inspections or if they get enough complaints they will perform inspections too.
Yeah pay inside a scammer got me once.. Ordered new card & I've never used a card at a pump again
Andre Zibner
Andre Zibner Year ago
Fix? Go to Costco
20x20xmanutd Year ago
You can just call the bank and they'll return your money up to 100k
You Need Jesus
Pay inside.
Quick Sepul
Quick Sepul Year ago
Pay inside? Who the hell pays at the pump? Lmao
Maximilian Kim-Kostarev
Always going to pay inside at the grass station from now on
Cosigner22 Year ago
Since when does the Secret Service give warnings like this?
JJRTV 24 Year ago
The only reason I pay at the pump I like that my car will fill up with out me having to guess how much it will take to fill up
James M
James M Year ago
Then they should make these things skimmer proof.
TheWorlds AColdPlace
Install Better cameras
KeeperPlus Year ago
Need to start chopping hands off of people that steal. Guarantee it would drop to near 0.
john ricciardelli
I always pay inside never credit card.
Vin Commons
Vin Commons Year ago
So the SS police are working gas station theft?
Sam B
Sam B Year ago
Can’t believe America still doesn’t use chip cards. Smh.
David Semick
David Semick Year ago
We do, I've had one for several years, but, now pay attention, not everyone does. Smh.
Bflo23 Year ago
I got 2 fraudulent charges pretty much right after I hit this 1 gas station at 2 different times. A $499 charge and a $200 charge. Was refunded. I never knew that a skimmer ribbon could be installed inside the pump machine.
Chips in the cards don't stop a thing.
vh9network Year ago
Pay with a gas station debit card at the pump. The card would be useless to scammers since they would need to know your pin in order to use it and its only usable for purchasing gas. But it has the benefit of giving you a discount at the pump.
Andrew V
Andrew V Year ago
Since when does the secret service issue warnings for consumers?
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