On Tuesday May 14, 2019 Dothan Police recovered a credit card skimmer from a local gas station. An employee at the Marathon Station in the 3300 block of W. Main St. located the device. The employee was alerted to the skimmer because the seal on the gas pump was tampered with. Once the device was found the employee notified police. It is believed that the skimmer was installed sometime the night prior after the gas station was closed.
The Dothan Police Department has put together a few tips to help the public avoid credit card fraud by gas pump skimmers:
- Take a close look at the pump: Avoid pumps that have had the seal cut, removed, or appears to be tampered with. If you believe the seal has been tampered with, notify the gas station attendant immediately.
- Pay inside, instead of at the pump
- Check your credit card statements and sign up for fraud alerts
If you believe that you may be the victim of credit card fraud, contact your credit card company immediately and make a report with your local law enforcement agency.
Below are images of different types of seals at local gas stations and the skimmer that was found today.