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2 card skimmers found at Brookhaven gas station; Authorities warn residents

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WJTV) --  The Brookhaven Police Department recovered two card skimmers at a gas station Monday.

Officers received reports of credit card fraud. They were able to track the fraud to a pay at the pump transaction.

Authorities said criminals wait for the store to close and use a duplicate key or pick set open the pump. Police said the criminals could then insert a device into the wiring that captures and retransmits the signal for download to a computer or tablet device.

Authorities are warning customers about this crime. Below are some tips

  • Only use stations that are lighted well and have ample video coverage of the gas pumps
  • Take the extra time and pay inside the store with a credit card purchase
  • Monitor your credit card statements often and report any suspicious activity

Brookhaven Police posted a video talking about the crime on its Facebook page.

 

 


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