Credit card skimmers found on gas pumps in Franklin

(Courtesy: Franklin Police Department)

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Franklin police are warning residents after credit card skimmers were found on two pumps at a local gas station.

A manager at the Daily’s Shell located at 1313 Murfreesboro Road discovered the devices while performing an inspection Wednesday.

The devices were sophisticated, according to police. Instead of fitting over the card reader like most “false-faced” devices, these were placed inside the pumps.

The devices were behind a locked door and wired to the pumps’ actual card reader, making them undetectable to users.

It is believed whoever placed the devices on the pumps may have been accessing consumer credit card information in a nearby parking lot via a wireless receiver.

The devices appear to have been in place for the past 12 days, according to police.

Lt. Charles Warner told News 2 at least 10 victims have been identified.

“Conceivably hundreds, maybe even thousands of cards could have been used,” Franklin Police
Lt. Warner told News 2. “And someone was sitting in a nearby parking lot taking all of that data in.”

Anyone who used a credit card to pay at the pump at this location should check the activity on the credit card they used and immediately report fraudulent purchases to their credit card company and Franklin detectives at 615-794-2513.

A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by Franklin police and Crime Stoppers for information in this case. If you know anything, you can call 615-794-4000 and remain anonymous.

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