Possible skimmer/fraud on gas pump An...

Possible skimmer/fraud on gas pump Antioch Murphy's gas station

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concerned

Round Lake, IL

#1 Jul 14, 2010
I was just informed of a possible credit card skimmer/fraud was placed on the Murphy's gas station in Antioch across from the Wal-mart store. Person says this took place May 20th early June 2010. Any truth to this??
dmsj

Chicago, IL

#2 Jul 14, 2010
Yes, it is! My neighbors daughter had this happen at that station and they stole $500 from a debit card. Very true!
Marsmellow

Round Lake, IL

#3 Jul 14, 2010
Tes, I was a victim as well...
Marsmellow

Round Lake, IL

#4 Jul 14, 2010
Yes,I meant YES : )
VyvB

United States

#5 Jul 15, 2010
What do the skimmers look like? I've seen pictures of ones on Redbox machines, but not a gas pump.
DUDE

Eustis, FL

#6 Jul 16, 2010
Skimmers should be pretty obvious to spot, especially on a gas pump. If it doesn't look normal...don't use it. Normal CC takers on the pumps are the insert and slide out and built directly into the pump. If there is something sticking on the outside of it using the 'slide down' card method. Stay away. Same thing is used on ATM's as well to those unsuspecting people who don't know any better and it's unfortunate.
Just be vigilant and look for anything out of the ordinary and if you do..report it right away and don't let anyone else use it.
One thing with ATM's too that you see in many of the regular gas stations you need to be careful of is if you see a stand alone ATM and you can't visually see an actual phone chord hookup then stay away. Some scams use real ATM machines that will put out money for you but in essence are large 'swipers'.
http://www.bing.com/images/search...

This link provides an image of a common 'swiper' no bigger than a lighter and it should help you identify one and look out for them.
DUDE

Eustis, FL

#7 Jul 16, 2010
The sad part is that these small swipers are available for sale. I found a site selling them for 209.00 with a monthly maintence fee it can be yours to store numbers and steal them later.
Things like this should be restricted and monitored to licensed business owners only and registered with the state depts. so they know exactly who owns one. Regulation on these devices would be a great idea.
Antioch Resident

Mchenry, IL

#8 Jul 19, 2010
Aren't these gas station owners aware that their business is being compromised?
WOW

Chicago, IL

#9 Jul 20, 2010
Antioch Resident wrote:
Aren't these gas station owners aware that their business is being compromised?
How often do you see them come out to the pumps? The clerks are likely as unaware as the unfortunate victims.
RECENT VICTIM

Plainfield, IL

#10 Nov 21, 2010
The Antioch Police seem to think that card skimming fraud has happened at the Murphy's gas station in front of Walmart. This past week over $1,000 was stolen from my debit card through five ATM withdrawals. The crooks produce a counterfeit bank or credit card and then steal your money.
Round Lake Lady

United States

#11 Nov 23, 2010
concerned wrote:
I was just informed of a possible credit card skimmer/fraud was placed on the Murphy's gas station in Antioch across from the Wal-mart store. Person says this took place May 20th early June 2010. Any truth to this??
One way to stay safe at a gas pump is never to use debit as your payment option. Choose credit instead.

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