Skimmers Found at Morro Bay Station

Written by Estero Bay News

August 1, 2020

Morro Bay Police are investigating a number of nefarious credit card skimmers found by a County inspector on a local gas station’s pumps.

According to Morro Bay police at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, July 23 they were contacted by a San Luis Obispo County Weights & Measures employee who discovered an unauthorized credit card skimming device at the Sinclair gas station. Weights & Measures is a division of the County Agriculture Commissioner’s Office.

In all, eight skimmers were found on the station’s pumps. Sinclair is located at 940 Morro Bay Blvd.

Police checked the pumps at every other gas station in town but reportedly didn’t find any others.

Skimmers are electronic devices that capture and record the personal information of anyone who uses the reader. They are most often placed on ATMs and gas pumps. There was no word on how long the skimmers may have been in place or if any people have had their identities stolen.

Police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact Det. Marcos at (805) 772-6229 or SLO County Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.

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