This is the real deal and it is happening now. My bank (Wells Fargo) detected a
fraudulent attempt to withdraw cash from an ATM in Los Angeles two days ago
(Sunday). There was a balance inquiry and then an attempt. Whatever the
criminals were using was detected as fraudulent.... perhaps because I had just
made purchases in Midvale. I'm not sure how they detected it but they did! I
received a call from my bank and verified that it wasn't me attempting the
it would be nice to know what store this happened at so those of us that might
have been at this gas station can check our accounts.
Dont Fall for those Cyberspace Winnings..Keep up with those better
for gas inside at the counter safely with a debit card? Or is there a skimmer
hidden in there somewhere too? Sheesh, what next?
This actually happened to me last week. I looked at my online Bank account and
someone in Burbank California had withdrawn $1000 per day using my ATM card and
PIN number, they stayed at the same ATM taking $200 dollars out at a time. The
next day they went to Sunset Blvd and did the same thing. I was mystified how
this could happen. I am the only one who has a Debit card under my account and I
have never lost it. I was lucky, my bank reimbursed me. It is truly amazing that
there are people out there that do this. But I am a person who believes in Karma
CARE OF THIS MATTER RIGHT AWAY!
D-News, update your story.... both KUTV and the Trib are reporting "The device
was located inside a pump at a 7-11 store at 2165 East 9400 South in Sandy"
How does this happen without the complicity of the store management or
employees? Why not tell us the store so that we can avoid it?
If thiers a Problem go to them directly=To get them to help you out..Dont
They showed the Photo on what they done to To the CRIME
I live on the west side of the valley and it happened to me last week. so there
may be other locations. It would be great to know whatto look for.
Use cash.... that is the best advice...
You mean to tell me that someone takes apart the gas pump, installs the device,
puts it back together again, and nobody at the station knows? Are they
clueless? You mean nobody, including other customers, don't see someone doing
this? Tell us, how do they do it?
So just to clarify . . . if you ran your transaction as "credit" then you
wouldn't be in trouble here, right? It's only if you used your pin number and
that got transmitted by bluetooth (with your other card info.) and then they
created a fake copy of your credit card, used your pin, and tried to withdraw
money in LA . . . correct?
A electrical circuit must be interrupted to install one of these devices. Why
wouldn't they have a system that is alerted if there is a power interruption to
the card scanner? In a perfect situation a sensor would detect the power was
off, inform the store and keep the power or until the owner imputes a activation
So the first device was found at the end of January and the second one just
lately. Why did the police wait until Feb 16th to release this info. How many
other folks have been taken by this device in the last two weeks who could have
avoided that mess if they known? Hello out there! This is something that the
consumer needs to know about ASAP! Not 2-3 weeks later.
Now thats Tacky BullWhen thiers so many people out there Already
This is scarey!
This happened to me and I live in California. My card was charged for $140 of
gas 700 miles away from me.
I think the establishments should share some of the blame. Most convenience
stores have cameras on the the gas pumps, plus they are open 24/7. What was the
clerk doing when this happened? They had to dismantle the front of the pump to
install the device and the police say the stores were innocent victims as well.
Give me a break.
Actually, people should be even more wary of giving there credit/debit cards to
waiters/waitresses. This is where 50% of credit card fraud happens. They don't
need a scanner to get ahold of you number although some of them probably have
one on them.
The article reads:The device, which had been in place for the past 60
days, was discovered around the end of January inside a gas pump at a 7-Eleven
at 2165 E. 9400 South, according to Sandy Police Sgt. Troy Arnold. It is the
second such device found in the city, and one of about 180 found along the
Wasatch Front in just the past four months, Arnold said.So 180 have
been found in the past 4 months along the Wasatch Front.
These devices do not always require that the pump, ATM, or other scanners be
disassembled. They can simply attach these to the outside of the scanner. Just
be cautious if you see a scanner that seems bigger or longer than normal, or
just use cash.
I think we need to reinstall the old law of stoning identity thieves including
credit card skimmers!
Anyone can look up the transactions on the bank's web page immediately after
they get home. You can see skimmers' transactions and notify the merchants
involved and they will notify the police immediately.Why wait a week or
months for report before they take actions? I have quicken software and I always
can go through every transactions to check if my money goes to the right hands.
Seriously, that's the best answer? There's a reason I use cards instead of cash
- convenience and speed. And how do you get your cash in the first place? Yes,
you go to an ATM, and get your card number stolen by a skimmer at the ATM.
That's not too helpful of a suggestion. Checking your credit card / debit card
activity online is more helpful.
Pay inside STORE with cashCredit cards are not goodto use for this
reasonIts a Scam going on in SALT LAKE CITY~
Thiers alot of Scammers..
Either someone in the station or retail business or a service technician has to
be involved to disassemble these pumps to attach them to circuit boards. It
can't just be attached to the exterior part of the pumps and not alert store
owners of people leaving and not paying. These devices have to be paralleled
with the store inside meters. And to do it would take some time to install them
without being noticed by store employees.This is not a drive by
theft, it has to have a team to pull it off. What are the police doing to alert
store and shop owners of altered credit card readers? They're not doing much to
notify the public of this by letting it continue for months without any
warnings.This is more than skimming, it's wholesale robbery.Electronic theft has become too easy and the time will come that store
owners won't take credit or debit cards in payment. Some have already stopped
taking plastic money for this and bank costs to accept them. Credit card costs
and loses are an overhead near the top of retail operating costs.
If it works in Utah you can take it on the road to everywhere else.
i recently visited san deigo,ca. on vacation.i used my credit card at several
restaurants.when i returned home and checked my account online charges were
coming from a resort hotel in the indian ocean,including a 650 dollar bar
tab,they had a great time for a while until bank cancelled card.
this kind of theft needs to be severe and ruthless. Any time some scumbag
decides to invade your private life and finances for their gain, they don't
deserve any rights after that. Identity Theft needs a new designation and
penalty attached to it. It's a cold calculated way of ruining people lives and
it needs to be dealt with on a new level of punishment.
Look at that picture on the article, someone clearly had to open up the machine
and install some hardware. It wasn't just something they put on the outside of
the gas pump. Someone who has or had the key to the pump should be held
responsible. I do not think this is something all credit card users need to
worry about because it can only happen when someone who works at or owns the
place messes up.
Why does Sandy have so much crime? Everyday there are stories about bank
robberies, drug busts, and other crimes in Sandy.
These things aren't just like a refrigerator magnet that you just slap onto the
refrigerator. They had to OPEN UP THE PUMP to do this. How was this done with
no one noticing????
These smells of Cali Mafia. They have been moved here because of cheaper taxes
and homes. All these cali transplants are suspects. Be wary of them! They are
Lakers fans, too. We need an extermination order to drive them out and back
where they belong.
I work for a local bank and we have had a large number of customers who were
affected by this scam. Banks have identified the cards that were affected and
are working on closing down old cards and getting new ones to our customers. Be
careful when you make these transactions and check your activity frequently for
any unusual transactions on your account. You can't just rely completely on the
bank to catch these things (although we do try hard), you are just as
responsible to keep track of your account. Be careful everyone! We're working on
I was just contacted by my Credit Union and they let me know that these people
got ahold of my debit card and had pulled out $1400 dollars from my savings and
checking. This is definitely a weary incident. Im only 19 and Im afraid to use
any new cards they send me!
Cyber pirates, criminals are getting more high tech and the police "NEED YOUR
HELP." My advice.... stay off the grid.