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Credit card skimmer found on Arlington gas pump, TDA says

The skimmer was found on Monday, Oct. 21.

A credit card skimmer was found on a gas pump at a Valero gas station in Arlington on Monday, officials with the Texas Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday.

Credit: Texas Department of Agriculture

The device, pictured above, was found by a TDA inspector on pump #5 at the gas station, a TDA spokesperson said. 

Credit: Texas Department of Agriculture

The pump is located at the 303 Food Mart located at 3939 W. Pioneer Parkway in Arlington, according to the TDA spokesperson. 

The Arlington Police Department was called out to remove it, officials said, and it is currently being investigated. 

Credit: Texas Department of Agriculture

If you think you could have been a victim of a skimmer, officials ask that you call 1-800-TELL-TDA.

To avoid skimmers, TDA officials suggest you:

  • Use the pump closest to the storefront 
  • Check for any unusual Bluetooth signals with long names of letters and numbers
  • Make sure the security tape and the credit card scanner on the pump does not appear to have been tampered with
  • Save the receipt and monitor bank statements
  • Pay with cash inside