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6 credit card skimmers found at northeast Houston gas station

The Texas Department of Agriculture suggest you pay inside with cash or use the pump closest to the storefront if using a credit card.
Credit: Texas Department of Agriculture

The Texas Department of Agriculture is warning drivers of credit card skimmers after several were found at a gas station in northeast Houston.

The TDA inspector said six skimmers were located at a Valero at 7835 North Loop E. after receiving a complaint.

Houston police were notified about the skimmers and took them down.

TDA warned drivers using a credit card at gas pumps of these reminders:

  • Use pump closest to storefront, in line of sight for store personnel
  • Before pumping, check for unusual Bluetooth signals with ID of string of numbers and letters; might be a skimmer
  • Check that security tape on pump cabinet has not been damaged. Torn tape might indicate cabinet opened without store personnel’s knowledge
  • Safest bet is to pay inside with cash
  • Always save the receipt and monitor your bank statements after filling up
  • If you think you’ve been skimmed, contact 1-800-TeLL TDA and an inspector will be sent out to check

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Here's Texas Commissioner Sid Miller with a few tips:


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