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Deputies find card skimmer at Charlotte County gas station

Posted at 6:01 AM, Nov 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 08:37:52-05

Charlotte County Sheriff's Deputies are warning drivers to be careful of card skimming scams when they they fill up their tank. 

On Saturday the Charlotte County Sheriff put out a tweet warning drivers to be careful when getting gas. They found a skimmer at one of the pumps at a Marathon Gas Station in Port Charlotte.

The station is located at 3013 Tamiami Trail, at Port Charlotte Boulevard.

It's the latest instance of a skimmer being found at a gas station and it has some driver's on edge.

"That's very scary", Nusair Zaben told Fox 4. I work very hard for my money and I would hate to have anybody steal it from me so it's very scary."

Card skimmers a fairly easy to get. Four in Your Corner did some research found some for sale online.  It explains the increase in skimmer that have been located in the area. Three were found at a gas station in Cape Coral. There were also skimmers found at a gas station in Naples.