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Several gas pump skimmers found in South Georgia counties

Several gas pump skimmers found in South Georgia counties
Several gas pump skimmers found in South Georgia counties
Posted at 6:50 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 14:56:36-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - Officials say if you plan on heading to the pump to fill up on gas you need to make sure you're checking your surroundings.

Several skimmers have been found in both Thomas County and Grady County this week. The skimmer in Thomas County was found at the truck stop off Highway 84.

Investigators say when the card reader looks bigger than usual that could be a skimmer.

You should check the seal on the pump. If its broken or messed with at all, you should use a different pump.

"Real quick, some you can just ride by and put on, others you may have to spend a little time," said Capt. Maurice Holmes with the Thomasville Police Department. "Others are more extravagant, and they have a camera overhead and show what pin number you punch in."

If you use your card to fill up on gas, investigators say always check your bank statements regularly and report any fraud activity.