Did You Use Your Card @ This Lansing Gas Station?
If you have recently purchased gas on the north side (at the Admiral station on the 2600 block of Grand River), you might want to check your account.
More skimmers have been found in the mid-michigan area. This time at this gas station.
(Video & Source Credit: WILX)
We also told you about an ATM at a Jackson back that was fixed with a skimmer device a couple of weeks ago.
These skimmer and shimmer scams are becoming more and more commonplace. Folks are paying the price for convenience. Some of the suggestions that are being made are to check the area where you are inserting your card. Sometimes the housing over the credit card slot will appear shoddy or loose and that's a tell tale sign. If you have doubt, take the extra couple of minutes and go inside to complete your transaction. Keep an eye on your account.
A lot of the gas stations have chosen to go with the tamper-proof tape. So if you're at a gas pump and you see that tape on the gas pump, you should check to make sure it's not cut, that it's not been peeled back and that you can see that it is intact and that no one has gotten into the pump. (WILX)
Experts say that if you do see a skimmer or see that your credit card information has been compromised, contact your bank to let them know and then contact your local police department and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to alert them, too.