It’s all because of a new law that went into effect in October 2016 which requires gas stations to have certain security measures to help prevent their pumps from being installed with a skimmer:
“Requiring retail petroleum fuel measuring devices fitted with scanning devices to have certain security measures; requiring the owner or operator of a device to have certain security measures in place within a specified timeframe upon notice from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; revising the prohibition against trafficking in or possession of counterfeit credit cards, etc.”
At minimum, gas stations need to have at least a sticker.
James Shewbarren tells 10News putting the stickers on the pump is part of his daily routine.
He first checks the pumps for any skimmers and then replaces the stickers from the day before.
“Just checking the pumps. We do that on a regular basis,” says Shewbarren.
‘’These new stickers are required on every pump you visit,” says Det. Cardillo. “It is required now or they can get fined.”