RICHFIELD, UT - Eight electronic credit card skimming devices were found in the pumps of a Flying J and a Walkers station in Richfield on March 17. Fortunately, two people have been arrested before they could retrieve the skimmers, reports The Associated Press.
"They're hard to find unless you know what to look for," said Detective Trent Lloyd of the Richfield City Police Department, adding that the skimmers were found by a service technician who was serving pumps in the area.
A number of news reports over the past few months have focused on the topic of credit card skimming, and retailers must be vigilant about this serious security risk.
Read more from NACS payments consultant Gray Taylor, as he separates fact from fiction and provides tips for what retailers and consumers can do to minimize the likelihood that they become targets to tech-savvy thieves.
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