Possible credit card skimmer found on Buffalo gas pump

Possible credit card skimmer found on Buffalo gas pump. Autoplay:Play Video0:00 0:00: 0%: 0%LIVE -0:00 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. Experts say skimmers will often have a small camera placed nearby to record your pin number entry. Delta Sonic released the following statement concerning the incident: "Due to a widespread national concern of credit card skimmers, Delta Sonic Carwash commenced a vigorous prevention and detection initiative several years ago. Initiatives include but are not limited to confidential security measures, multiple daily internal inspections and inspections by state / county weights and measures departments. Delta Sonic will work closely with the Buffalo Police Department while also continuing to be diligent in the protection of customer credit cards. " Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo recommends checking a card reader at ATM's and gas pumps to see if it is loose. If you suspect that you are the victim of credit card skimmer, report the incident to your bank. File a police report and submit a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/avoid-skimmers-pump Also, let employees at the business know so they can take the appropriate actions.

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…

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