A credit card skimmer was found at a Circle K in Wichita. Daniel Acker Bloomberg
A credit card skimmer was found at a Circle K in Wichita. Daniel Acker Bloomberg

Crime & Courts

Credit card skimmer found on Wichita gas station pump

By Kaitlyn Alanis

kalanis@wichitaeagle.com

November 08, 2017 01:32 PM

UPDATED November 08, 2017 03:29 PM

A maintenance employee working to fix an inoperable gas pump in Wichita found a credit card skimmer inside the machine at about 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

The 45-year-old man then notified the Wichita Police Department of the skimmer at the Circle K in the 2300 block of South Seneca.

Officer Charley Davidson said the device had Bluetooth capabilities that would allow the installer to collect credit card data.

Police do not know how long the skimmer was on the pump, but the machine had not been working for a couple of weeks.

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If you think your card has been compromised, Davidson said to file a police report and notify your credit card company.

How to spot a skimmer at a gas pump or ATM

Eric Vitale, fraud investigation specialist with the San Luis Obispo Police Department, demonstrates how to spot a card skimmer on an ATM, gas pump or other card reader. He also offers advice for keeping your PIN and card information safe. (David Middlecamp/The Tribune)

Kaitlyn Alanis: 316-269-6708, @kaitlynalanis