Skimmers Using Bluetooth Technology To Steal Credit Card Information At Gas Pumps

By Mariah Gallegos
Published: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 4:42pm
Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 1:19pm

Credit card skimmers can now steal card information at gas pumps using Bluetooth technology. Fueling stations have been replacing the old equipment with newer and more secure credit-card readers. 

Starting in October 2020, if gas stations have not installed chip-reading devices at the pump, liability will shift from credit card companies to the station owner-operators. 

Michelle Wilson is with the Arizona Weights and Measures Services Division.

“Chip card readers will provide additional security. It may not solve the problem 100% but it definitely is a step in the right direction," Wilson said. 

Wilson said she is aware of applications being developed to help detect the skimming devices, but her division doesn’t fully rely on them. 


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