Card skimmer found at Oakwood Village gas station pump

Card skimmer found at Oakwood Village gas station pump

OAKWOOD VILLAGE, OH (WOIO) - During a routine gas pump check, the Cuyahoga County Weights and Measures inspectors found a card skimmer at an Oakwood Village gas station.

The skimmer was found at pump 4 at the Marathon/Circle K at 26003 Broadway Ave. The skimmer steals customers' debit and credit card card numbers and PINs.

The device found at pump 4 must be physically removed by thieves to retrieve customers' card data. The Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers who made purchases at the station to carefully review their accounts for unauthorized activity.

Reduce your risk at the pump by:

  • Using credit cards rather than debit cards. You’re protected from illegal activity on both types of cards, but disputes about credit card fraud are easier, faster and won’t impact your bank balance.
  • Using pumps in view of the station office. They’re harder for thieves to compromise without being detected.
  • Regularly reviewing your statements or accounts for unauthorized activity. Alternatively, set up text alerts from your bank notifying you of card activity.
  • Paying inside the station if possible.

For more information, contact the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs, Division of Weights and Measures, at 216-443-7035.