Florida Ag Commissioner Warns of Scammers and Skimmers

July 13, 2017 - 5:07 am
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TALLAHASSEE (by Rick Flagg/FLA. NEWS NETWORK) -- Florida still has a serious problem with scammers who use skimmers to steal your credit card info at the gas pump or the ATM... and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says it's getting worse.

"This year alone in the first seven months of this year, we have found nearly 300 skimming devices," he said,"Which is more than the number that we detected all of last year." 

Putnam says stations are installing new security measures, but that's a slow process. In the meantime, it's up to you.

Your best defense against the skimmers is to use cash when you fill up.

But if you have to pay with plastic, don't use a debit card. 

Putnam says credit cards offer you more protection in cases of fraud.

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