TAMPA BAY, Fla. — If you pump gas, be on the lookout for credit card skimmers that steal your information.
Thieves break into gas pumps and install the skimmers, which collect and store the information when you insert your credit card. Some skimmers can even wirelessly send the stolen info to the bad guys.
ABC Action News has obtained the latest list of reported skimmers from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services which regulates and tracks these scamming devices and locations.
Florida has seen a rash of skimmers this year—575 since January 1, 2018.
Pinellas County has already reported at least 24 skimming devices. That is double the amount compared to the same period of time last year. There have been 41 reported in Hillsborough County.
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Use this map to find gas stations where skimmers have been found this year.