The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is warning customers at gas stations across the state about credit card skimming devices, and that includes three Admiral stations in West Michigan.

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The state found credit card skimmers at eight different gas stations across the state. Including gas stations in Wyoming, Grandville, & Portage.

The skimmers were found inside the gas pumps, which makes it extremely difficult for customers to identify affected machines. The MDARD was conducting a routine inspection blitz when the skimmers were found.

These criminals continue to try and use gas pumps to commit theft and steal your personal information for fraudulent use. These inspections are just another way MDARD is protecting Michigan consumers at the pump...Kudos to our weights and measures staff for their vigilance in protecting consumers' pocketbooks and personal identification. -Gary McDowell, MDARD Director

The skimmers were found at the following gas stations in Michigan:

  • Admiral, 3221 Division S., Wyoming
  • Admiral, 5342 Westnedge, Portage
  • Admiral, 4315 Chicago Drive, Grandville
  • Sunoco, 40200 Michigan Ave., Canton
  • Mobil, 1396 Ecorse Road, Ypsilanti
  • Sunoco, 5843 S. Martin Luther King, Lansing
  • Mobil, 1500 Haslett Rd, East Lansing
  • FlexxMart, 496 Main St. Belleville

The station owners had security measures in place to protect their patrons such as security tape. Unfortunately, the thieves cut, broke, or removed the tape. It is important that both the stations and customers remain vigilant at the pump when using a bank or credit card. -Craig VanBuren, MDARD's Lab Division Director

MDARD continues to work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement to try to track down the thieves. The department will continue to look for skimmers during every routine pump inspection.

If you believe your information may have been compromised, please contact your banking institution immediately.

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