MIRA advises gasoline retail members to check for credit card skimming devices. These devices have been place in gas dispensers located on outside lanes or dispensers on the outside rows probably to avoid detection. These devices have been attached to credit card readers within the internal housing of Gilbarco NN1 Encore Pumps. It is believed that these pumps were targeted due to the availability of universal pump keys which could allow access to the internal mechanisms of the pump.
Credit card scamming devices can be used to steal credit cards and debit card numbers as well as personal pin codes for the purpose of identity theft. Additionally, these devices have Bluetooth technology, which can allow identity thieves to access private information from a distance of up to 100 yards.