Pearl police issue warning after skimmer found on gas pump - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Pearl police issue warning after skimmer found on gas pump

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PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

On Tuesday night, Pearl police responded to the Kangaroo Express at 251 Airport Road after the clerk noticed something strange attached to a pump.

While checking pumps and receipt tape, he noticed an extra cable device attached to pump 4 believed to be a "skimmer". Police say this device is tied into the credit card reader and is used to capture account information, compromising the security of customer accounts.

Police say that if you have used this pump recently, you need to check bank statements and/or credit card statements to ensure your account was not compromised. 

Staff with the Kangaroo Express immediately turned service off to pump 4 until a technician can service the pump. Police say that additional pumps were checked and no other devices were found.

IN THE PHOTO: The gray band with the red strip and the black piece of plastic toward the top is the "skimmer" (illegal part) used to capture the credit card information and then through Bluetooth sends the information to the criminal offender in the vicinity who can download the information.

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