Be aware when using ATM and gas pumps at local convenience stores as well as elsewhere. A Scam Alert has been issued by Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders.
Sanders says Sulphur Springs Police and County Deputies are examining ATM machines and gas pumps across the city and county. A number of skimmers have been placed on local machines. Sanders said that when using the machines, before placing your credit card into the machine, shake the scanner to be sure it is intact and a skimmer has not been put in place.
He also said that some scam artists are taking the front off gas pumps and placing the skimmer inside the machine.
A number of skimmers have been located Thursday by local law enforcement and the public is asked to beware when using credit cards at ATM machines and gas pumps.