PLAINS TOWNSHIP -- Police say a device that copies credit card information was found at a gas station in Plains Township.
That equipment, known as a skimming device, was discovered a pump at the Carriage Stop Plaza Sunoco gas station on Route 115 Tuesday morning.
If you bought gas from that gas station on Route 115 near East Mountain Boulevard, police say you should pay close attention to activity on your bank account.
The department posted an alert on its Facebook page, warning people that a skimming device was found at a pump.
Police say it has been removed, but it's not clear how long it was there.
“I can't afford to have money taken out of my account,” said a woman from New York who stopped for gas.
“I use my credit card for everything because I like to get the points, you know,” said Bob Ammenhauser from Spring Brook Township.
“I like the card,” said Judy Keats from Bear Creek Township. “It's more convenient because I really don't carry cash with me, very rarely do I.”
“I didn't even know that they were doing stuff like that at gas stations, and it's fast to do that as opposed to going in, and a lot of times I don't like to have to get out and go in and all that stuff, so something to think about now,” said the driver from New York.
Police say they were notified by the owner that the device was one on of the pumps. The owner declined to speak with Newswatch 16, however customers say it's nice to know he's being attentive.
“Absolutely because that would be awful, you know, if they weren't paying attention to that. I'm not going to be paying attention to it. I wouldn't think anything of it,” said Keats.
This latest case is at least the fifth time in about six weeks that police in our area say they've found evidence of credit card skimming at a gasoline pump.