August 06, 2015 - 1:09 PM
DEVICE IS DIFFICULT TO DETECT
VERNON - A device used to skim credit card information from unsuspecting victims might have been used at a Vernon gas station.
Staff at the Esso Gas Station at 3400 32 St. in Vernon discovered the device Friday, July 31, and reported it to the RCMP.
“The device was on the ground, and it is not known if it was used,” RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy says in a media release.
She adds the skimmer device is difficult to detect and appears to be a normal part of the credit card machine unless closely inspected.
Police are reminding the public to be careful when using credit cards and to pay close attention to their bills.
The incident remains under investigation by the RCMP.
Just a couple weeks earlier, a similar device was found at a Kamloops gas station.
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