Tyler police confirm card skimmer located at convenience store

Updated: Aug. 8, 2017 at 6:47 PM CDT
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(Source: KLTV Staff)
(Source: KLTV Staff)

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A card skimmer was located at a convenience store in Tyler Tuesday afternoon.

According to Tyler Police, the skimmer was located at the Speed Track on East Commerce Street and Loop 323.

No arrests have been made at this time.

A Texas Department of Agriculture inspector responded to the complaint regarding the suspected skimmer. Upon inspection, the skimmer was discovered and the pump was shut down until it could be removed.

According to TDA, the fuel station was unaware of the device's presence and is not implicated in any illegal activity with regards to this device.

TDA looks for illegal credit card skimmers as part of routine inspections of over 400,000 fuel pumps statewide. If a skimmer device is suspected or found, TDA will contact local law enforcement authorities for removal of the device and subsequent criminal investigation.

A statement released from TDA says that consumers should be aware at the fuel pump. If the credit card scanner looks like it has been tampered with, move to another pump or pay inside. If you notice fraudulent charges on your account, contact your financial institution immediately.

Related: Tips to avoid credit card skimmers

The investigation, into the electronic devices that have been found across East Texas, continues.

To make a complaint about a fuel pump, please contact TDA at 800-TELL-TDA.

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