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.
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.
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.
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.
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.