NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s the risk you take whenever you fill up your tank. Skimmers, hidden in gas pumps, can steal your bank information in seconds.
“Those crooks are smart,” said Frank Perry, a victim of fraud. Within days of swiping his card at a Valero in Arlington, mysterious charges appeared on the account he shared with his wife.
“All of a sudden, we started getting calls every time you turn around,” Perry said. “Fraud here, fraud there.”
Local police investigate the crimes along with the Texas Department of Agriculture. But the agency waging the biggest war on skimmers: the U.S. Secret Service. As part of its financial crimes task force, Secret Service agents regularly check gas pumps for skimmers. “It’s not just here in the Metroplex,” said William Noonan, the special agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Dallas. “It’s all over North…
Original published: 2019-02-18 20:00:22 Read the full Dallas News here
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