Card skimmers found on gas pumps at Sellers Bros. in Pasadena

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

Pasadena police released this image of a card skimmer that was found installed on gas pumps at a grocery store in Pasadena, Texas, on Sept. 19, 2017. (Pasadena PD)

PASADENA, Texas - Card skimmers were found installed on several gas pumps this week at the Sellers Bros. store in Pasadena, according to police.

Pasadena police said the devices were found Tuesday by a repair technician who was working on the pumps at the store, located at 10990 Red Bluff Road, after a store manager noticed a damaged keypad on one of the pumps.

Seven skimming devices were found installed on pump No. 1 and numbers 11 through 16, police said.

What are skimmers?

Simmers are used to harvest credit and debit card information, including PINs, whenever a customer swipes the card. That information can then be used by criminals to make unauthorized purchases.

What should you do?

Police said anyone who frequents the store should closely monitor their accounts and contact their bank or credit card company to cancel and replace their cards.

Who should you contact?

Anyone with information about who may have installed the devices is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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