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Gas pump card skimmers suspected after increase in fraud cases in Central Texas

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Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 4:20 PM CDT
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COPPERAS COVE, Texas (KWTX) - Central Texans who used the gas pumps at the Speedy Pac at 816 North 1st Street in Copperas Cove may have fallen prey to scammers using a card skimmer.

“Many debit card abuse cases have been reported after customers used the gas pumps,” Copperas Cove Police said Monday.

“In most cases, the victim used a Valero Credit Card to purchase gas, and the card was later found to be compromised, possibly by a gas pump skimmer.”

Police said no skimming devices have been discovered as of this time.

However, if you recently used a card to pay at the pump at Speedy Pac, you are encouraged to contact your card issuer to request a new card.

Police are also asking those who normally fill up at the gas station to monitor their account and immediately report any unauthorized transactions to their banking institution.

The case remains under investigation. Tips can be made anonymously through the Copperas Cove Crime Stoppers tip number (254)547-1111.

Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000.00 in cash for clues if your information leads to an arrest and prosecution.

No one will ever ask your name. Any information you may have on this case or about the offender(s) is very important. You can submit a tip on-line at www.tipsubmit.com

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