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Police find credit card skimmer hidden inside diesel pump

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A local police department in Louisiana says that a credit card skimmer was found at a truck stop.

On May 9, the Haughton Police Department (HPD) responded to a Pilot Truck Stop located at 490 North Elm in Haughton, Louisiana, for a reported credit card skimmer.

“While a technician was working on a faulty card reader on pump 22, he located a device attached to the card reader on the inside of the machine known as a Skimmer. These devices are used to copy card information. Skimmers are typically known to be found attached to the outside of the card reader, but not this one. Someone opened the pump and attached it internally,” HPD said.

HPD says that the technician believes that the skimmer has been attached to the pump since May 3.

Pump 22 is located behind the Pilot truck stop.

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