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Local gas station targeted by credit card skimmers

Posted: 5:43 PM, Apr 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-19 18:43:29-04

A Corpus Christi gas station has been the target of credit card skimming, police advised.

A Valero gas station in the 13000 block of Leopard, near Five Points reported that a credit card skimmer was found on one of its gas pumps.

According to officials, an employee at the store was doing maintenance work on the pumps Wednesday afternoon when he discovered wires attached to the pump leading to an apparent card skimmer.

Corpus Christi police said there was no surveillance at the store, leaving them unable to determine how long the skimmer had been there.

Officials advise that anyone who has used a gas pump at the station should check their credit card and/or bank statements and take appropriate protective action.