Auditor Keith is dedicated to keeping Montgomery County consumers safe from gas pump credit card skimmers. Please visit the following helpful links for more information about the skimming crime and what you can do to protect yourself from credit card fraud at the gas pump.
Spot anything suspicious? Contact our Weights and Measures Consumer Hotline at 937-225-6309.
Unfortunately, protecting your financial information isn’t as easy as just looking for skimmers on the pump. Credit card skimmers are placed inside the pump, and are almost never visible from the outside. As a consumer, you should not be worried, but you should be cautious and vigilant when at the pump.
Auditor Karl Keith encourages all gas stations to take measures to ensure consumers are protected at their pumps. Gas stations are the front line of defense against the skimming crime. But most gas stations do not have adequate security measures on their pumps.
Auditor Karl Keith has identified these "Gold Seal Stations" as ones that have been proactive towards the threat of credit card skimming. Each of these stations has implemented pump security measures that will significantly reduce the chances of criminals gaining access to their pumps.
Credit card skimming devices can be used to steal credit and debit card numbers as well as PIN numbers for the purpose of identity theft. They are electronic devices that connect onto a credit card reader and record the data of cards swiped at a card machine.