Pumping Gas

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.

Last Thursday officers found a skimmer at a gas station on Hwy 71 in southwest Travis County. Two more were found this week in the Wells Branch Parkway area, Wade said.

Investigators say the best way to keep your card safe is to never use a debit card at the pump, pay cash or use a credit card inside.