Skimming device found on pump at Northwest Side gas station
The San Antonio Police Department is investigating the discovery of a skimming device at a local gas station.
According to police, it was found inside a gas pump at an Exxon station located at Bandera and Braun Roads on Thursday morning.
It was unclear how long the device was there at the pump. Police suspect a car that was parked at the pump for a while last night may have been when the skimmer was installed.
We have previously reported on various ways you can stay alert while at the gas pump.
- Use your bluetooth. If you see strange letters and numbers under 'other devices,' it could be a skimmer (Be careful not to use your phone while pumping gas).
- Check the red tape on the pump. If the red seal is broken, don't use it.
- Use the pumps closest to the store.
- Always remember to check your credit card statement for any strange charges.