TAMPA, Fla. -- Every day, drivers stop at the gas station to fill up. But what if that fill up included giving out your credit card information to criminals.
It’s happening every day in Florida as more and more skimmers are found on the pump.
The number of skimmers has nearly tripled from 2016 to 2017. A record of 613 skimmers were found on gas pumps last year.
“You can pay for your gas purchase but now your credit card information and pin number is being installed into this hard drive,” says Detective Anthony Cardillo with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
The problem got so bad that legislatures passed a new law to keep you the consumer safe.