An Avery County woman recently discovered here bank account had been emptied by a scammer who apparently gained access to her account when she was purchasing gas. The thief had installed a skimming device on a gas pump credit card reader. The Management of the gas station said no one at the gas station has access to the credit card information. It goes straight from the pump to the credit card company.
Take precautions by being weary of credit card readers that feel loose or don’t look normal. Credit cards are safer than debit cards that take the money directly out of your bank account.