Credit card skimmer found at fuel pump on North MoPac


Austin police have removed a credit card skimmer from a gas station fuel pump in North Austin at the intersection of North MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) and Duval Road.

According to the Texas Department of Agriculture, authorities found the device, which is used to record credit card information, on a fuel pump in the 12000 block of MoPac on Thursday.

After police removed the device, they checked other pumps at the station and found no additional skimmers.

Authorities said the fuel station owners were unaware that the skimmer was there and they do not face any charges.

The Department of Agriculture looks for skimmers during routine inspections of more than 400,000 fuel pumps across Texas.

Round Rock police issued a warning about such scammers being used in the area earlier in May. 

If you have seen a skimmer or something suspicious at a pump, call the Department of Agriculture at 800-TELL-TDA.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

UPDATE: Road open, barricades up around East Austin sinkhole
UPDATE: Road open, barricades up around East Austin sinkhole

8:05 p.m.: Springdale Road in East Austin has been reopened to traffic in both directions, though barricades have been placed around the sinkhole in the middle of the road, police officials said. Drive with caution. 5:05 p.m.: Springdale Road in East Austin is closed in both directions between Webberville Road and 12th Street due to a growing sinkhole...
Fully involved mobile home fire extinguished in Bastrop County
Fully involved mobile home fire extinguished in Bastrop County

Bastrop firefighters took down a mobile home fire that had fully engulfed the entire structure on Triangle Acres Lane just off of Texas 71 in Wyldwood, Bastrop Emergency Services District No. 1 Fire Chief David Gahagan said. The blaze caused a “nice big black column of smoke” that was visible from the highway, Gahagan said. “It was...
Lack of transparency clouds spending decisions after Harvey
Lack of transparency clouds spending decisions after Harvey

Texas has been awarded billions of dollars in federal aid to help recover from Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding that followed, but it’s unclear how the state is spending its share of the money. State records don’t indicate which contracts are storm-related, making fund tracking — and spending accountability — nearly...
Austin police shoot, injure man after stabbing incident Sunday
Austin police shoot, injure man after stabbing incident Sunday

Austin police shot and injured a man who was suspected of stabbing another man in Northwest Austin on Sunday, authorities said. Officers responded Sunday morning to a home in Northwest Hills, where they believe a 59-year-old man stabbed another man multiple times. After the incident, authorities said, the suspect refused to drop his weapon and advanced...
Austin’s Trail of Lights closed Sunday due to muddy conditions
Austin’s Trail of Lights closed Sunday due to muddy conditions

The Trail of Lights in Zilker Park is closed Sunday evening due to the park’s soggy condition, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department said on the Trail of Lights website. That comes on the heels of a similar closure Saturday due to rainy weather. “After substantial rainfall yesterday afternoon and evening, and an evaluation of the park&rsquo...
More Stories