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Credit Card Skimmer Found Inside Gas Pump

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BOYNTON BEACH (CBSMiami) - A state worker doing an inspection at a Boynton Beach gas station found a credit card skimmer inside one of the pumps.

The Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services employee was doing a routine check at the Mobil station at 4798 N. Congress Avenue on Tuesday when he found the device.

Whoever planted it used a star-shaped tool to open the pump then installed a 10-inch gray ribbon wire attachment that is designed to read and store credit/debit card and PIN information. The data is then sent by Bluetooth to a nearby phone.

A store employee told police that the pumps are inspected every Monday, and when he checked it around 10:30 a.m. the previous day he didn't see anything out of the ordinary.

Police say there is absolutely no way a victim would know their information was being stolen because the machine functions normally and there is nothing suspicious looking on the outside of the gas pump.

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