8 card skimmers found at Amarillo gas station; arrests have been made

Card skimmers were found at the Murphy's at the Walmart at 4901 Canyon Drive last Monday, according to police reports. (File Photo)

Update at 9:15 a.m. Dec. 7, 2018:

Amarillo police are continuing their investigation into a case involving credit card skimmers, according to an Amarillo Police Department news release Friday, Dec. 7.

Arrests have been made in the case, according to the APD release.

According to APD:

  • The investigtaion into the cases involving the credit card skimmers located in the Amarillo gas pumps is ongoing.
  • There are subjects in custody who are believed to be involved in these cases, but they will not be identified at this time.
  • The Amarillo Police Department is asking anyone who believes that they are the victim of this fraud to contact their financial institution, not the police department.
  • The financial institution will be in contact with an investigator after it has been reported through them.
  • APD would like to remind everyone to pay close attention to their bank and credit card statements to make sure that you have not fallen victim to a fraud of this nature.

Original post 1:01 p.m. Dec. 5, 2018:

Card skimmers were found at the Murphy's at the Walmart at 4209 Canyon Drive last Monday, according to police reports.

According to authorities, the on-duty manager found a skimmer in one of the pumps on Nov. 26 when she went to change the paper. The manager then checked the other pumps, finding a total of eight skimmers, and then filed a report with police.

Several people have reported their cards being used to police, all on or before Nov. 26.

The gas station has a policy of checking each machine every day for 30 days after a skimmer is found at a location.

Police are making separate reports for each person reporting it but they all come from these eight skimmers.

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