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81 gas pump skimmers found in statewide sweep

Miami-Dade County tops list with 14 skimmers found

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 Center13199 SW 112th StMiami1 found
CSI Chevron17800 Collins Ave.Sunny Isles Beach1 found
Escobar's Gulf Inc./Shell2000 SW 3rd Ave.Miami1 found
MGF, Inc.8890 SW 136th St.Miami1 found
Nath Petroleum26929 S. Dixie HighwayNaranja1 found
Quail Roost Chevron11501 Quail Roost Dr.Perrine1 found
Reschini Brothers LLC./Citgo10715 SW 6th St.Miami1 found
Sunshine BP 1313000 SW 27th Ave.Miami1 found
Sunshine Dade Invest. LLC #227/Shell660 NW 42nd Ave.Miami3 found
Sunshine Marathon #16126398 S. Dixie HighwayNaranja2 found
West Dixie Oil/Chevron8040 NW 154th St.Miami Lakes1 found

Skimmers found at gas stations in Broward County:

Angelo's Hess Service #12973811840 N. Federal HighwayHollywood1 found
Beach Petroleum Inc.4353 N. Ocean Dr.Lauderdale By The Sea1 found
BP Hallandale-Citgo700 N. Federal HighwayHallandale Beach1 found
Gas 2 LLC/ Chevron4351 S. Flamingo RoadDavie1 found
Mobil #11793/ 7 Eleven, Inc.6600 N. State Road 7Coconut Creek1 found
Shell3500 Red RoadMiramar1 found
Super Stop 441/BP/Amoco2099 S. State Road 7Davie2 found
U-Gas #3201 Griffin4997 Volunteer RoadSouthwest Ranches1 found

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