Skimming device found on pump at Northwest Side gas station

Skimming devices found on pumps at a gas station at Bandera and Braun Roads on Thursday, May17, 2018. (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

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.
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