GLADWIN COUNTY, MI – A high-tech credit card skimmer was found at a gas station in Gladwin County this week, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said Wednesday.
The device is invisible outside the pump and resides inside where it can create a copy of the consumer’s card information that fraudsters can use in fraudulent transactions.
The device is operated via Bluetooth so that the thief can access the information without removing the device from the pump.
The skimmer was found during a routine inspection at the Cimaron Convenience Stores, 796 East M-30 in Gladwin.
“The bottom line is theft. The criminals steal someone’s personal information for fraudulent purposes. These inspections are just another way that MDARD is protecting Michigan consumers at the pump, ”said Gary McDowell, MDARD director. “Kudos to our Weighing and Measuring Staff for their vigilance in protecting wallets and personally identifying consumers.”
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