As if the gas prices during the holiday season weren't bad enough, now you have to be ahead of the scammers rigging gas pumps to steal your information.

It happens a lot more than you think and sadly multiple card scanners have been found at gas pumps all around the Yakima Valley. We'll show you where to look and how you can stay safe at the pumps for the holidays.

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If you're anything like me you like to just pay at the pump, it's convent fast and way less human interaction. However with scammers getting more technologically advanced you have to stay ahead of the curve.

There's something called a card scanner that people can attach to card readers where you swipe your card, they can be hard to see but there's ways to tell if it's there or not.

When you get to the gas pump make sure to check the card reader, you can give it a little tug and a shake, if the card reader comes off then you've found a card scanner, take it inside immediately and give it to the clerk so they can contact the Yakima police department.

Make sure to do this every time you go to use a card reader, scammers can hit you anywhere your card is shipped or inserted. I'd honestly suggest using the tap to pay to avoid any of the hidden card readers. Especially while doing your holiday shopping.


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