Authorities find skimmers at Dallas gas station

The Texas Department of Agriculture found three skimmers at a Dallas gas station.

The fuel pump credit card skimmers were found at the Tristar Food Mart/Valero located at 4970 W. Illinois Ave. in Dallas.

An inspector went out to the pumps on Thursday, and found skimmers on pumps #1, #5, and #7.

The skimmers were removed and taken by the Dallas Police Department.

Authorities are giving the following tips to avoid using a gas pump skimmer:

  • Use pump closest to storefront, in line of sight for store personnel
  • Before pumping, check for unusual bluetooth signals with ID of string of numbers and letters; might be a skimmer
  • Check that security tape on pump cabinet has not been damaged. Torn tape might indicate cabinet opened without store personnel's knowlege
  • Safest bet is to pay inside with cash
  • Always save the receipt and monitor your bank statements after filling up.
  •  If you think you've been skimmed, contact 1-800-TELL-TDA and we will send an inspector to check it out.