Two card skimmers found at Bartlett gas station

Two card skimmers found at Bartlett gas station

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - If you've bought gas at one Bartlett gas station this summer, you might want to take a closer look at your bank account because skimmers were found and they might have been there for three months.

This isn't the first time a skimmer has been found at the Exxon on St. Elmo Road. One was found last year, but this time there were two.

According to police, suspects got credit card information by attaching the skimmers on the card reader and the keypad.

Two of those skimmers were placed inside gas pumps five and six.

The skimmers were reported Sunday, but the owner of this gas station said they may have been there since June.

Owner Nasser Isleem didn't want to be on camera, but he said the devices looked different than other skimmers he's seen before and just can't pinpoint exactly when it got there.

So if you paid at pump five or six, someone might have been stealing your information the entire summer.

That's not a problem for one customer.

"I would never (pay) at the pump. I always go inside and use credit. Credit. Credit. Credit. Don't use your pin number, people," Joshua Hannah said.

Experts also suggest:

  • Inspect the reader closely for anything loose, crooked, or damaged.
  • Keep an eye on your accounts to alert police as quickly as possible.
  • Choose a fuel pump close to the store and ideally one with a security camera nearby
  • Check for broken inspection stickers across the payment card door, which is a sign the gas pump has been tampered with

Isleem says he's going to start using a similar tactic to be sure this doesn't happen again.

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