card skimmerHOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (7/30/19) — Henderson Police Department asks residents to be on guard for thieves attaching skimmers to gas pumps and ATM machines.

HPD reported today the agency is investigating a report of a man seen on camera allegedly placing skimmers on gas pumps.

“Skimmers are essentially malicious card readers attached to payment terminals like gas pumps and ATMS that can gather data from every person that swipes their cards,” HPD wrote.

Below is a convenience store surveillance photo of the suspect "seen on camera attaching skimmers to gas pumps" released by HPD today. Anyone with information is asked to call the department at (270) 890-1300.

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Police recommend consumers visit this website to learn more about how to recognize and avoid potential devices used to swipe credit/debit card information.

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Photo courtesy HPD

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