To help prevent anyone else from falling victim to any sneaky skimmers, the Dothan Police Department provided some advice to help avoid losing your credit info:
- Take a close look at the pump: Avoid pumps that have had the seal cut, removed, or appears to be tampered with. If you believe the seal has been tampered with, notify the gas station attendant immediately.
- Pay inside, instead of at the pump
- Check your credit card statements and sign up for fraud alerts
For those affected by credit card fraud, the department advises they “contact your credit card company immediately and make a report with your local law enforcement agency.”