Skimmers found on 3 pumps at local gas station

Police are investigating after skimmers were found on three pumps at a local gas station. (MGN/file)

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Police were investigating Thursday after skimmers were found on three pumps at the Exxon gas station at 3002 Thornton Lane in Temple.

The skimmers were discovered on Feb. 28, police said Thursday.

Investigators are urging residents who purchased gas at the station to monitor bank accounts and credit card statements.

Before filling up, police say, ,motorists should check the card reader, PIN pad and the area surrounding them for signs of tampering and then wiggle or pull on the card reader, which should not have loose parts.

But the best way to avoid becoming a victim, police say, is to pay inside before filling up.