Northwoods police warn of ‘skimming’ credit card scam at local BP
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV) -- The Northwoods Police Department warned the public Tuesday about a recent scam at a BP gas station that may have resulted in credit card fraud.
The department said in a Facebook post that credit/debit card skimming devices were found on pumps at the BP at 6701 Natural Bridge on Tuesday morning. Skimming is when devices are illegally installed on ATMS, point-of-sale terminals or fuel pumps in order to steal people’s credit card information. The FBI estimates skimming costs consumers and financial institutions more than $1 billion a year.
Northwoods police said if you purchased gas at the BP and see unfamiliar purchases on your bank account, contact your bank and local police department.
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