Jacksonville skimmers among hundreds found at Florida gas stations

Skimmers on the rise during summer travel season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Action News Jax has learned 22 skimmers have been found at gas stations in Jacksonville this year.

For more on investigation into skimming ring, click here.

More than 250 skimmers were found across Florida in just a few weeks.

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As families begin traveling for summer break, Commissioner Nikki Fried is urging you to take precautions.

She says families should take a close look at the pump and avoid any that are open or unlocked, or have the security tape cut. You can also pay inside.

If you do pay at the pump, try to go to one closest to the building. It’s also recommended that you avoid using your debit card – credit cards have higher protections.

Some gas stations outside florida have turned to technology such as PumpShield. The silent alarm system sends an alert to headquarters if anyone tampers with a pump.

Click here to see a list of locations where skimmers have been found in Jacksonville.

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