Woman Claims Card Skimming Hit Her Financial Accounts
Buyer beware - that's the message from Alachua County law enforcement and one Gainesville woman who says she's become a victim of a card skimming scam that has hit several county gas stations.
Bridgette Watts says she recently noticed some unauthorized charges on her bank statement. The charges came from the Orlando area and Watts says she hasn't been to Central Florida in years. Last week, Alachua County detectives were tipped off about a debit and credit card scam at two gas stations on Newberry Road. They found illegal card readers inside several gas pumps. Watts has since frozen her accounts and is still waiting to get reimbursed.
"Have to wait and see, that's what the bank told us. Wait and see, wait to see if someone's going to take your money," says Watts.
If you think you might have been scammed, it's important to check your bank statements. Some of those targeted may not know they are a victim until months down the road.
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