Credit card skimmers found at Georgetown convenience store

Police in Texas spot new type of skimmer, urge drivers to be alert at gas pump

Georgetown (American-Statesman Staff) –

A Texas Department of Agriculture inspector found two credit card skimmers Thursday at gas pumps at a Georgetown convenience store, according to a news release from the state agency.

The skimmers were found at the Berry Creek Food Store at 30713 Chi Chi Drive after a report about suspicious activity, the release said.

Information about how long the skimmers had been used at the store was not available Thursday. Police were out to the gas station to remove them.

Credit card skimmers are devices that illegally record credit card numbers when customers use them to pay for gas and then allow thieves to make clones of the cards.

The Texas Department of Agriculture looks for illegal credit card skimmers as part of its routine inspections of more than 400,000 fuel pumps statewide, the release said.

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