A data thief attempted to open a pump at a gas station in Los Angeles. The station was protected by Flintloc. The alarm sounded and power to the pump was shut off. The station attendant wrote down the license number and called the police. There was no damage to the pump and no lost gas or data. The thief is now behind bars thanks to Flintloc. http://flintloc.com/
HOUSTON -- A Counterfeit Skimming Initiative has produced a "significant reduction" in gasoline pump skimmers being placed on equipment at Shell-branded gas stations.
Acknowledging that pump fraud has become a constant battle ground as gasoline prices hit new peaks each year, Shell Oil has been proactive in tackling the issue at the pump through new programs, proprietary anti-fraud tools and closer collaboration with card issuers and law enforcement.
In an effort to combat fuel theft from drop tanks, Flint Loc announced the successful integration between the Simmons fuel management system and its "Real Time" Security Solution. As such, a pump alarm will be triggered when 50 or more gallons of fuel are suddenly removed from a drop tank.
The measure is designed to help diminish the risk of drop tank theft, where thieves steal gasoline by driving a panel van with a hole in its floor over a drop tank and take hundreds of gallons of fuel while the sales clerk is distracted.
Card skimmers have been found at the pump of three Travis County gas stations.
Travis County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Roger Wade says they became aware of the issue when people started calling and complaining of fraudulent charges on their card after getting gas at certain locations.
Wade says investigators went to 60 stations around the county but found nothing. Pictures of skimmers were passed out to gas station owners who were told them to be on the lookout.
MERRIAM, Kan. - Former Merriam Public Works Director Randall "Randy" Carroll has pleaded guilty to felony official misconduct on Thursday morning.
The former Merriam Public Works director agreed to plead guilty to that charge in exchange for prosecutors dropping a felony theft charge against him.
"I think my reaction was basically disappointment on the whole issue,” said Merriam City Administrator Phil Lammers.
Lammers says Carroll was not only part of the city’s leadership team, but a personal friend he trusted.
DUNKERTON, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say Dunkerton's former police chief will receive probation as part of a plea deal on allegations that he used a city credit card to fuel his personal vehicle.
On Monday Timothy Schultz entered written Alford pleas, saying "the state has enough evidence to convict me of this offense, and I want to take advantage of the plea offer, although I do not believe I am guilty of committing this offense." Two felony charges he faced were downgraded to misdemeanors in exchange for his pleas.
Two Whiteland men were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in a case involving the theft of thousands of dollars in fuel.
Jaswinder Singh, 58, and Harpreet Sandhu, 53, pleaded guilty to one count of corrupt business influence. Police said the two men emptied the underground fuel tanks at Pacific Pride Fuel Island, a commercial fueling station in Greenfield, stealing about $6,500 worth of diesel fuel, according to court documents.
The state’s Division of Consumer Protection said scammers have been phishing through emails for EMV credit card account information.
April 29, 2016
ALBANY – The New York State Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) has issued an alert to consumers about potential fraud associated with EMV chip cards.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Two men believed to be involved with skimming credit cards were caught during a traffic stop in Alachua County, the sheriff's office said.
Polanco Yoannis and Ian Perez, both of Houston, Texas, are facing a variety of charges after deputies and officers from Gainesville found around 25 fraudulent credit cards in their vehicle Wednesday afternoon.
The pair were pulled over by the Domestic Highway Enforcement Unit, which is made up of personnel from the Alachua County Sheriff's Office and the Gainesville Police Department.
CEO David Nelms announced the card company’s support of chip and PIN as the more secure transaction technology.
April 26, 2016
ARLINGTON, Va. – Last week, Discover Chairman and CEO David Nelms announced the company would begin migration to chip and PIN technology to secure credit card transactions in the United States.