Credit Card Skimmers Located at Madison Gas Station
On Monday, October 3, 2016, the Madison Police Department received information from a concerned citizen via a media outlet that his credit card had been used unauthorized in out of state transactions. The citizen noted that these unauthorized charges began occurring soon after he used his credit card at the Texaco/Kangaroo Express Gas Station located on Highway 463 in Madison.
Investigators along with representatives from the gas station checked the gasoline pump in question and found that a credit card skimming device was located inside the pump’s credit card transaction terminal. Investigators also located a second skimming device in another gasoline pump at this same location. The devices are similar to the ones involved in a current credit card skimming investigation being conducted in the metro Jackson area. Both credit card skimmers are being processed as evidence and will be submitted to the MS Attorney General’s office for forensic examination.
Investigators have checked gasoline pumps at other fuel establishments in the city of Madison and have found no other devices. Investigators are also reviewing video surveillance at the location where the devices were located in an attempt to gather additional evidence.
Citizens are asked to closely monitor their credit card account activity and if they should see suspicious charges occurring on their account they should contact their credit card company immediately. Additionally, if these charges occurred shortly after the credit card was legitimately used at a gasoline pump they should contact the law enforcement jurisdiction where the gas station is located.