Credit Card Skimmers
Protect Your Station from Credit Card Skimmers
The Minnesota Department of Commerce wants to help service station operators protect their customers from credit card skimmers.
Skimmers are electronic devices which steal credit card information from card readers on gas pumps and ATMs. Criminals have been breaking into dispenser cabinets across the country to install these devices and secretly record credit card information. Often, a criminal can use wireless technology to download the stolen information to a laptop.
The best way to protect your customers is to implement a program that deters criminals from installing skimmers, detects skimmers if they have been installed and trains your employees how to respond when they find suspicious devices.
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Deter Installation of Skimmers
The best way to deter criminals from installing skimmers on your pumps is to make it hard to get into the dispenser cabinets – and to let them know that there is a good chance they will get caught if they try.