A warning about gas pump card skimmers in Putnam County

DRIVER TO LOSE CONTROL THE CAR ALSO WE ARE TOLD HIT THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING

>>> A WARNING FOR DRIVERS WHO FILL THEIR GAS TANKS IN PUTNAM COUNTY A RASH OF RIPOFFS AT THE PUMP, SKIMMING DEVICES THAT STEAL CREDIT CARD INFORMATION FROM CUSTOMERS A SLY AND SNEAKY SCHEME AND IT'S HAPPENING IN AT LEAST TWO TOWNS HERE'S EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER MARCUS SOLIS >> Reporter: A FILL UP AT THE PUMP AND FRED MANGER IS PAYING ATTENTION ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SUSPICIOUS DEVICES

>> ALWAYS CHECK EVEN THE ATM MACHINES WHEN I GO TO BANKS YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN PEOPLE DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT INTENTIONS >> Reporter: HE'S AHEAD OF THE CURVE AFTER SKIMMERS SIMILAR TO THIS WORK FOUND AT TWO LOCATIONS OVER THE LAST THREE WEEKS

BOTH WERE DISCOVERED AT GAS STATIONS, ONE IN THE TOWN OF SOUTHEAST, THE OTHER IN PHILLIPS TOWN THE SKIMMERS ARE USED TO RECORD INFORMATION CONTAINED ON A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD MAGNETIC STRIP >> THERE'S A LOT OF VITAL INFORMATION AND THIS ALSO ALLOWS INDIVIDUALS TO COMMIT FRAUD WHERE THEY CREATE OTHER ACCOUNTS IN YOUR NAME, AGAIN THE INFORMATION ON THOSE STRIPS >> Reporter: BEFORE USING YOUR CREDIT CARD, THE SHERIFF RECOMMENDS TOUCHING THE DEVICE, IN FACT GIVING IT A SHARP PULL >> THE PEOPLE THAT ARE PUTTING THESE DEVICES ARE USING BASIC TWO-SIDED TAPE

THE DEVICE IS GOING TO MOVE, IT'S GOING TO SHIFT THEY PLACE THIS DEVICE THERE, THEY WANT TO RECOVER THE DEVICE >> Reporter: OTHER DEVICES FOUND IN ULSTER AND WESTCH