Credit card skimmer found at southwest Austin 7-Eleven

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A credit card skimmer was found on a 7-Eleven gas pump in southwest Austin Monday.

A Texas Department of Agriculture inspector found the device on pump 4 at the 7-Eleven in the 3400 block of West William Cannon Drive after receiving a complaint. 

TDA offers these tips to help avoid being a victim of a gas pump skimmer:

  • Use the pump closest to the storefront in line of sight of store personnel
  • Check for unusual Bluetooth signals with ID of string of numbers and letters (might be a skimmer)
  • Check for damage on security tape on pump cabinet; torn tape might indicate it has been opened without store personnel's knowledge
  • Always save the receipt and monitor bank statements after filling up
  • TDA says the safest bet to avoid being a victim of a skimmer is to pay inside in cash.

Consumers who think they've been skimmed can call 1-800-TELL-TDA and TDA will send an inspector to check it out.