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Battle against skimmer fraud moves forward

Posted at 4:49 PM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 20:18:35-05

Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Crimes Unit, in Conjunction with investigators from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have confirmed that of the 26 gas stations inspected throughout Lee County, no skimming devices were found.

The inspection took place on Thursday at various gas station in Lee County.

Illegal skimming devices capture credit card and debit card information which in turn is used for fraudulent purchases.

These skimmers are usually places inside gas pumps and  are not visible from the outside.

Anyone with information regarding illegal skimming devices should call LCSO at 239-477-1000.