TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A statewide sweep on gas stations by inspectors resulted in 81 credit card skimmers found throughout the state of Florida.
Officials with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said more than 6,000 gas stations were checked in the sweep.
"From Okaloosa County to Miami-Dade County, these skimmers are being placed on gas pumps throughout the state," Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam said. "Our inspectors will continue to work to safeguard Floridians and tourists who shouldn't have to worry about having their credit or debit card information stolen as they fuel-up."
Officials said 14 skimmers were found in Miami-Dade County and nine were found in Broward County.
South Florida had the most skimmers found in the state as one to three skimmers were found in most counties.
No skimmers were found in Monroe County.
To protect yourself, officials advise paying cash inside the store, check to make sure the gas pump dispenser is closed and use a pump closest to the store as thieves generally target pumps farther away.
Skimmers found at gas stations in Miami-Dade County:
|Crossings Mobil Service Center||13199 SW 112th St||Miami||1 found|
|CSI Chevron||17800 Collins Ave.||Sunny Isles Beach||1 found|
|Escobar's Gulf Inc./Shell||2000 SW 3rd Ave.||Miami||1 found|
|MGF, Inc.||8890 SW 136th St.||Miami||1 found|
|Nath Petroleum||26929 S. Dixie Highway||Naranja||1 found|
|Quail Roost Chevron||11501 Quail Roost Dr.||Perrine||1 found|
|Reschini Brothers LLC./Citgo||10715 SW 6th St.||Miami||1 found|
|Sunshine BP 131||3000 SW 27th Ave.||Miami||1 found|
|Sunshine Dade Invest. LLC #227/Shell||660 NW 42nd Ave.||Miami||3 found|
|Sunshine Marathon #161||26398 S. Dixie Highway||Naranja||2 found|
|West Dixie Oil/Chevron||8040 NW 154th St.||Miami Lakes||1 found|
Skimmers found at gas stations in Broward County:
|Angelo's Hess Service #1297381||1840 N. Federal Highway||Hollywood||1 found|
|Beach Petroleum Inc.||4353 N. Ocean Dr.||Lauderdale By The Sea||1 found|
|BP Hallandale-Citgo||700 N. Federal Highway||Hallandale Beach||1 found|
|Gas 2 LLC/ Chevron||4351 S. Flamingo Road||Davie||1 found|
|Mobil #11793/ 7 Eleven, Inc.||6600 N. State Road 7||Coconut Creek||1 found|
|Shell||3500 Red Road||Miramar||1 found|
|Super Stop 441/BP/Amoco||2099 S. State Road 7||Davie||2 found|
|U-Gas #3201 Griffin||4997 Volunteer Road||Southwest Ranches||1 found|
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