Credit card skimmer found in Hamilton County gas pump

HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A credit card skimmer was found in Hamilton County Thursday.

According to Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes, the skimming device was found at the Marathon on Lebanon Road in Sharonville.

Gas pump skimmers are attached by criminals at the pump, externally at the card readers.

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When a customer swipes their credit or debit card, the skimmer reads and saves the card information.

Within the past few months skimmers have been found in at least seven Ohio counties and at least four Butler County gas stations have been targeted.

Last year, Skimmers were found at two West Chester Township stations near Union Centre Boulevard and others were found at a station on Germantown Road in Madison Township.

Officials advise to never use a debit card when paying for gas at the pump. Instead, they advise to use cash.

Users also should report any unusual activity or anything that looks out of place.

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