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Credit/Debit Card Skimmers Alert
Lufkin, Texas
   
 
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We are asking citizens to be cautious when using their debit/credit cards following the recovery of skimmer devices from store checkout counter card readers next to the register. 

Around 1:30 p.m. today, we got a call of a skimmer from On the Road on 59 south (4110 S. First St.).

Chevron at 904 S. John Redditt Drive (across from the post office) also had one of these devices. They contacted us when an employee noticed it was there due to it lifting from the actual card reader.

We do not know how long the skimmers have been in place.

Aside from having "softer/spongier keys" the skimmers are difficult to spot.

We advise  citizens that have used the card readers at these locations to monitor their credit/debit card transactions closely.

If you are using a card reader - store checkout, ATM, gas pump, etc. - inspect it to ensure its integrity or, just use cash.

The incidents are under investigation.

 

Thanks,

Jessica Pebsworth

Public Relations Specialist

Lufkin Police Department

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