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Bluetooth at heart of gas station credit-card scam
Thieves are stealing credit-card numbers through skimmers they secretly installed inside pumps at gas stations throughout the Southeast, using Bluetooth wireless to transmit stolen card numbers, says law enforcement investigating the incidents.
"We've sent detectives out to every gas station within a mile of Interstate-75," says Lt. Steve Maynard, spokesman for the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, which last Thursday was first notified about a suspicious skimming device discovered by a maintenance worker at a Shell Station located in the vicinity of Gainesville, Florida. So far, three card-skimming devices hidden in gas pumps at three stations have been discovered by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, and the U.S. Secret Service has been notified as part of the gas-pump card-skimming investigation.
The Sheriff's Office, along with other local police departments, are trying to inspect as many...