Falmouth police issue skimmer warning

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FALMOUTH — Police issued a warning about “a large increase in skimming devices on gas pumps in the greater Portland area, including Falmouth.”

They did not divulge which gas stations may have been targeted.

“These devices are nearly undetectable and are usually installed at a pay at the pump gas station,” the department’s Facebook page said. “Card skimmers record your information allowing these thieves access to your bank or credit (card) accounts.”

Police said that paying inside for gas “is a much safer option” and asked residents to contact them if they discover evidence of tampeiring on any gas pump. In addition, the Facebook post said “if your information has been breached and/or you are a victim of theft, contact your police department and the issuing bank immediately.”

Falmouth police can be reached at 781-2300.

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  • yathink2011

    If the Police would say which gas station was involved, or authorities would share whose database was breached, the problems would go away sooner, because dilligent businesses would gain from looking out for their customers.