Authorities warn of card skimmer incident at Hwy 72 Marathon gas - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Authorities warn of card skimmer incident at Hwy 72 Marathon gas station

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A Madison County Sheriff's Office Investigator recovered multiple devices from gas pumps at the Marathon gas station at 7150 Highway 72 W.

Deputies say thieves gained access behind the card reader and inserted a Bluetooth device that collects card data that can be downloaded remotely.

Officials say don’t use a pump if the seal is broken but do notify the business.

The sheriff office says this is different than the inserting of a skimmer device and having to retrieve it later. The only indication of a possible problem is a broken or tampered with the security seal.

The Skimmer Scanner app for android phones promises to search for Bluetooth connections that are targeting your phone. You can learn more about it here.

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