Device planted in Union Co. gas pumps may have stolen credit card info

Indian Trail, N.C. — Union County deputies are conducting a fraud investigation at an Indian Trail gas station after an employee discovered some pumps had been compromised.

Deputies responded to the 7-Eleven on Unionville-Indian Trail Road Friday morning. Investigators said the employee contacted the sheriff’s office after noticing integrity seals on the pump were compromised.

The employee then found unusual data cable ribbons inside, attached to the data board.

Deputies don’t know yet how many customers were impacted, but believe the data ribbons were inside the pump for at least 24 hours.

Unlike skimmers, which are often used to steal credit card information, this device was planted inside the pump.

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“It's terrible that people are out there preying on people. It’s the time we live in,” said customer Bill Crunkleton.

Deputies have not reviewed any surveillance footage yet but plan to follow up with the store's management on Monday.

Customers are encouraged to check their debit and credit card statements for fraudulent activity.

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