picture of a skimming device courtesy Dover police

Feb 27, 2016 3:59 PM

Dover police investigating after credit card skimming devices found at 2 gas stations

DOVER - Police say multiple credit card skimming devices were discovered at two local gas stations Saturday, raising concerns that customer financial data has been stolen.

Police say employees at two Shell gas stations at 1 Longhill Road and 46 Central Avenue reported finding the skimming devices during routine inspections of the gas pumps. The devices were not visible to customers.

It is unclear how long the devices were in place or how many credit or debit cards may have been compromised.

Dover police are urging anyone who paid for gas at the pumps of either of the two stations to closely monitor their credit and/or debit cards for any unauthorized transactions. Customers may also want to contact their respective financial institutions, they said.

Dover police are notifying other area gas stations, releasing a picture of a typical skimming device and recommending other stations check their pumps for any similar equipment.

Anyone with information about these cases or similar incidents is asked to call the Dover Police Department at 603-742-4646.

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