October 12, 2017
Information skimming devices were recently found on gas pumps at a gas station in Odgen, Kansas.
The Skimmers were found in the 400 block of Riley Avenue on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017.
Officers received a report of fraudent activity on a citizen's financial card. An officer who responded was able to locate two skimming devices on the pumps.
You'll want to keep an eye on your bank account if you use your cards to pay for fuel.
While it's good that these two were found, there is a chance there may be others that haven't been seen yet. We are encouraging residents and people who pass through Riley County to be vigilent and monitor your bank statements closely.
There are different types of skimmers:
•Some are external on gas pumps or ATMs, but can blend in
•Other are internal and steal your information electronically
What we recommend:
•Be aware when you fill up, and notice if something is different at the pump
•Look to make sure security seals are not broken
•Watch your bank statements regularly
•Report criminal activity when it happens