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Card skimmers discovered at Woodside Chevron station

An employee of the Chevron gas station at 2950 Woodside Road in Woodside discovered three card-skimming devices at three gas pump terminals on Monday (Aug. 26), according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

A skimming device can read data from a credit or debit card and allow the installer to withdraw money from an account or make fraudulent charges on the account.

It is unknown how long the devices were in place prior to Monday's discovery, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's investigators are investigating the case and asking that anyone with information regarding the crime call the office's detective bureau at 650-599-1536 or its anonymous tip line at 800-547-2700.

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Card skimmers discovered at Woodside Chevron station

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Uploaded: Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 9:09 pm

An employee of the Chevron gas station at 2950 Woodside Road in Woodside discovered three card-skimming devices at three gas pump terminals on Monday (Aug. 26), according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

A skimming device can read data from a credit or debit card and allow the installer to withdraw money from an account or make fraudulent charges on the account.

It is unknown how long the devices were in place prior to Monday's discovery, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's investigators are investigating the case and asking that anyone with information regarding the crime call the office's detective bureau at 650-599-1536 or its anonymous tip line at 800-547-2700.

Comments

resident
Woodside: other
on Aug 27, 2019 at 9:41 pm
resident, Woodside: other
on Aug 27, 2019 at 9:41 pm

Can we sue Chevron for our financial losses?


Brian
Menlo Park: The Willows
on Aug 28, 2019 at 9:31 am
Brian, Menlo Park: The Willows
on Aug 28, 2019 at 9:31 am

resident,

It is doubtful you will have any losses. Banks and credit Card companies generally protect the consumer from those. However if you bought gas at that Chevron location in the last week you should check your accounts and credit card statements (especially the one you used to purchase gas) and see if there is any unrecognized activity. That is on you. As for the liability of Chevron I believe you would need to prove that they were either responsible for attaching the skimmers or negligent in detecting them. As it was an employee that found and reported them, it is unlikely.


RanchGal
Registered user
Atherton: West Atherton
on Aug 28, 2019 at 2:32 pm
RanchGal, Atherton: West Atherton
Registered user
on Aug 28, 2019 at 2:32 pm

I hope the sheriffs are really “interested” in picking up the fingerprints off of these devices.
It really doesn’t matter because once they are arrested they go before the judge and they’re released again. It’s called our California catch and release program


Beighbor
Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Aug 28, 2019 at 9:37 pm
Beighbor, Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Aug 28, 2019 at 9:37 pm

I buy gas there all the time. Do they have cameras? When a local gas station got hit by skimmers, it was easy to find the culprits due to their cameras. I am at risk as I filled both my car and my truck at the Woodside gas station last week.


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