Idaho Falls Police Investigate Credit Card Skimmers


0  Updated at 10:56 am, February 22nd, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —   The Idaho Falls Police Department is currently investigating the installation of credit card skimmers on gas pumps at two gas station locations in Idaho Falls.   According to reports, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, police were contacted by employees at the Phillips 66, located in the 400-block of 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.    The skimmers were removed immediately by police.

Thanks to the cooperation and efforts of the station owners, detectives have been able to determine 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.    Police are continuing their investigation.

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