Skimmer found at Goochland gas station

Published: Nov. 3, 2016 at 11:23 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 13, 2017 at 4:20 PM EDT
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GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) - The Goochland Sheriff's Office is warning residents to be on the lookout for tampering of gas pumps, ATMs and vending machines after a skimmer was discovered recently.

In a Facebook post, the sheriff's office posted a skimmer found at a gas station recently, but did not reveal the business.

"Anytime you use your credit card at a gas pump, car wash, vending machine, or ATM, check the machine for any evidence of tampering," the Goochland Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook on Wednesday.

The sheriff's office also posted in a reply to a Facebook user that it is working with Secret Service to identify potential victims or accounts that were compromised.

The sheriff's office said other incidents have been reported recently in Central Virginia, but did not specify locations.

"Some signs of tampering are damage to access door or lock being pried open, security tape broken, or wires or cables being visible," the Goochland Sheriff's Office posted. "If you see anything suspicious, notify the store manager immediately, and do not use the card reader."

The sheriff's office also urged residents to monitor their bank accounts for fraudulent charges.

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