- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state agriculture department says it found a device able to steal credit card data during a routine inspection at a gas station in Baton Rouge.

WBRZ-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1LJkB2L ) that officials said Tuesday they located the credit card skimmer a day earlier at a local Shell station but are uncertain how long it was attached to the pump.

The skimmer was removed by the agriculture department and was turned over to the Secret Service for investigation.

Skimmers are small, easily camouflaged devices that scan and store credit card data from the card’s magnetic stripe. People have installed them on gas pumps and ATMs to use the data to make illegal purchases themselves or sell the credit card details online.


Information from: WBRZ-TV, https://www.wbrz.com

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