Credit Card Skimmers

We have started to hear reports of these at local gas stations in Catlett and now New Baltimore. One thing no one ever say is how to look for these devices. Personally, I always give that credit card cover a good tug to see if it comes off before I use it. The real ones are not going to just fall off. Give the card slot a quick inspection to see if there is anything out of the ordinary such as tape, string, or wires. Make sure the pump itself does not look as it it were broken into, or even just wide open, including the receipt housing. When in doubt ask the attendant, use a different pump , or even a different gas station.

If you find one of these skimmer devices, report it to the attendant and the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office.