Police investigating credit card skimmers
The Idaho Falls Police Department is currently investigating the installation of credit card skimmers on gas pumps at two gas station locations in that city.
According to reports, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, police were contacted by employees at the Phillips 66, at 495 W. 17th St., about the skimmers. Employees working on a malfunctioning gas pump found two credit card skimmers.
At 3 p.m., police received notification from employees of the Phillips 66, located at Broadway and Skyline, that skimmers had been installed on three gas pumps at that location.
Thieves who install skimmers use the devices to procedure victim’s credit card information during an otherwise legitimate transaction. The skimmers can store hundreds of credit card numbers.
Police removed the devices.
Detectives determined that the skimmers were installed around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the West 17th gas station and after 1 a.m. Thursday at the Broadway and Skyline location.
Anyone that purchased gasoline at these locations and paid at the pumps during those hours is encouraged to contact their credit card company or bank regarding the transaction.
The police department has not received any further reports of credit card skimmers being found.
This case remains under investigation.