Better Business Bureau Issues Gas Pump Warning for Minnesotans
The Better Business Bureau is advising consumers to be extremely cautious when traveling this holiday season.
Over the last several years gas pump card skimmers have been used to steal people's credit card information. The BBB explains that the crooks have gotten smart and are now using Bluetooth technology to obtain the data so they don't have to return to the pump.
Pay inside or pay with cash – Paying inside at gas stations reduces your risk of credit card fraud greatly, and paying with cash is an even safer approach.See something, say something – If you notice any suspicious activity (especially someone who is not a station employee or an inspector who is opening up a pump), alert the station attendant.Keep an eye on your statements – The most vigilant person can still fall victim to skimming, and it’s important to always keep a close eye on your accounts – particularly the itemized breakdown of monthly charges – so that you can report any suspicious activity on your account.