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How to stay safe from credit card skimming

Inyo County Sheriff's said they have found credit card skimming equipment and are offering tips to avoid getting scammed.

Posted: Mar. 21, 2019 12:39 PM
Updated: Mar. 21, 2019 1:02 PM

INYO COUNTY, Calif - Credit card skimming equipment was found at a gas station in Inyo County this week.

Now, the sheriff's office in Inyo County is offering tips to avoid getting scammed. 

Authorities said they were looking into gas stations in that area and found credit card skimmers at the Coso Junction Chevron.

One credit card skimmer can capture data from 30 to 100 cards a day, according to authorities. 

So, officers statewide are sharing a few methods you can do to stay safe: 

  • Use cash

  • Pay inside

  • Use a credit card over a debit card to make so if you are compromised you still have your money

  • Use gas pumps closest to the store because those are monitored more

  • Use apple pay or Samsung pay when available

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