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September 2, 2014

Police: Watch out for skimming devices at gas stations

Police have issued a warning to gas stations and anyone pumping gas to be on the lookout for credit card-skimming devices, KARE 11 reports.

The warning follows the arrest of a couple from California, accused of installing devices inside gas pumps at Twin Cities stations and stealing credit card numbers, KARE 11 says. Authorities said there may have been other gas stations targeted.

CBS recently had more on this type of scam, which is not uncommon. Here’s a bit more info from the FBI about how skimming works.

KARE 11 has more about the recent warning: