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Visa credit cards

Credit Card Skimmers Found On Walnut Creek Gas Station Pumps

The Walnut Creek Police Department has recommended drivers who filled up at two gas stations earlier this week keep close tabs on their financial accounts, after skimming devices were found attached to credit card readers at the pumps.

05/17/2013

The Google Wallet informational website (Google)

ConsumerWatch: Skimmers May Use Smartphones To Steal Credit Card Information

The increasingly popular radio frequency identification (RFID) credit cards that allow consumers to pay by tapping may be making it easier for crooks to steal valuable information with their smartphones.

02/27/2012

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch Wrap: Goofing With Google, New Driver Warnings

Pay-at-the-pump gas stations are a favorite target for credit card skimmers. But now, new stickers that have been released by the Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing are hoping to protect gas pumpers from credit card information theft.

09/06/2011

A Shell gas station customer pumps gas in Menlo Park (AP)

2 Accused Of Skimming Credit Cards In Mountain View, Los Altos

Two men from Southern California are facing felony charges after placing credit card skimmers inside South Bay gas pumps in December, the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

CBS San Francisco–03/08/2011

Micheline Johnson

San Jose Airline Worker Accused In $500k Credit Card Scam

An American Airlines employee is accused of ripping off a half a million dollars from passengers at San Jose’s Mineta Airport as part of a complex credit skimming scheme.

KPIX 5–02/16/2011