Skimmers at The Pumps Increase

(WKYT) –

More credit card skimmers are being found at gas stations in Kentucky.
In September, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture said ten skimmers were found in a single week in Central Kentucky.
The find brought the total number of skimmers found by the department to 17 for 2019. Compare that to 2018 when only seven devices were discovered.
There are ways drivers can help protect themselves at the gas pump. Here’s what the department suggests looking out for:

Scratches or other damage around locks or doors

Components that look different from the rest of the device or from other pumps (such as a skimmer placed over a card reader)

A loose card reader

Security tape that is broken or does not stick to the pump