Newark Police Department Announces Discovery of Credit Card Skimmer at Local Gas Station

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NEWARK, DE — The Newark Police Department has announced the discovery of credit card skimming devices located at two gas pumps in Newark, Delaware. On March 22, 2023, officers were alerted to the potential presence of a skimming device at the BP gas station located at 121 South Main Street. Upon further investigation, the device was discovered and removed.

Credit card skimmers are small devices installed on point-of-sale terminals or other payment systems that record information from credit cards and debit cards when used, allowing criminals to steal financial data and access accounts with stolen funds. The Newark Police Department is urging anyone who may have used their cards at this location to contact them immediately if they see any suspicious activity on their accounts.

The police department is encouraging all citizens to be aware of their surroundings when using ATMs or other point-of-sale terminals, as well as looking for signs that a terminal may have been tampered with such as loose parts or screws on an ATM machine or gas pump.

Detective Gerasimov advises anyone who suspects they may have come in contact with a skimmer or anyone who has information regarding the incident should contact him immediately at (302) 366-7100 x 3474 or tgerasimov@newark.de.us. For more information on how to protect yourself from credit card fraud visit www.fbi.gov.

Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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