AUSTIN (KXAN) — A credit card skimmer was found at a gas station in north Austin Friday.
Pump four at the Minimax Food Mart #2 at 1033 E. Howard Lane was shut down until law enforcement could remove it.
The Texas Department of Agriculture says anyone who suspects a skimmer can report it at 1-800-TELL-TDA. It says the safest bet to not get scammed is to pay inside, but it also released the following tips:
- Use the pump closest to the storefront within the line of sight of employees
- Check for unusual Bluetooth signals using a cell phone
- Make sure the pump’s security tape isn’t damaged
- Save the receipt and monitor bank statements