Photos of the below mention skimmer provided by the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Wyoming Criminal Intelligence Analysis Center, through the Lander Police Department, want consumers to be aware of potential point-of-sale fraud at gas stations.
A card skimmer was found at the Exxon truck stop near Home Depot and I-25 in Cheyenne on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. This is an older type of skimmer that does not use Bluetooth, requiring the subject to return and retrieve it. Reports on this type of fraud have been received in the Cheyenne area since last September.
For consumers, it is highly recommended to continually monitor their accounts and statements, and to report any noted criminal activity.
Recent reports show that:
- All financial institutions are at risk
- Victims’ Credit/Debit card information is compromised
- Fraudulent ATM withdrawals are usually under $500 and there may be more than one
For gas stations owners, it is highly recommended for the staff to remain vigilant of any suspicious activity and to diligently inspect the pumps to promptly identify and report any skimmers to prevent further criminal acts against customers.
–Wyoming Criminal Intelligence Analysis Center