HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Illegal skimmers were found on pumps at two gas stations in Hollywood on Friday.
The credit card skimmers were found at a Shell station at 2414 North Federal Highway, and a Chevron station located a few blocks away at 2730 Sheridan Street.
Hollywood police confirmed to Local 10 that multiple skimmers were found at the Shell location, but declined to release how many were discovered.
Skimmers have become an increasingly popular way for criminals to steal personal credit card information and are surprisingly easy to install.
Tips to avoid being scammed include inspecting the card reader before using to make sure it matches the pump's color and style.
Users should also see if the readers match other pumps at the station and avoid using PIN numbers at gas stations.