If my card is skimmed, how do I know where it happened?

There are many places a consumer's card can be skimmed. These days, gas pumps are one of the more common places, but they are not the only one. Cards can be skimmed during online transactions, at ATM's, or in any other place where a card is used.

Thus, it can be difficult to identify where you were skimmed, or when it occurred. In many instances, criminals do not make charges on stolen cards immediately. Sometimes, it may be weeks or months after the moment you are skimmed until fraudulent charges are made.

If you have reason to believe you were skimmed at a gas station in Montgomery County, please give our Weights and Measures department a call at 937-225-6309.

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1. Can I tell from outside a pump if there is a skimmer inside?
2. I believe my card was skimmed. What should I do?
3. How do criminals gain access to the interior of a gas pump?
4. How do the Auditor's inspectors access the gas pumps?
5. If my card is skimmed, how do I know where it happened?
6. How can I protect myself from being skimmed?
7. Is the Auditor's Office in charge of placing security seals on pumps?