BUFFALO, N.Y (WKBW) – The Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo is now warning people to use caution after a possible credit card skimmer was found on a gas pump in the City of Buffalo.
Buffalo Police were called to the Delta Sonic location at 1192 Main Street after employees discovered the suspicious device. Skimmers are electronic devices that steal credit card information from the magnetic stripes on the cards. Skimmers are placed over the slots of an existing card reader at places like ATM’s and gas pumps.
The attached pictures come from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website showing what a skimmer can look like.
Experts say skimmers will often have a small camera placed nearby to record your pin number entry. There have even been cases where a fake keypad has been placed over the real keypad to steal pin numbers.
Delta Sonic released the following statement concerning the incident:
“Due to a widespread national concern…