jessep28 wrote:Busy, well lit and occupied 24/7 stations like that QuikTrip are high risk targets for skimmers. especially if the clerk receives notifications when the door to the electronic components is opened. Mom and pop stations closed overnight are better targets.
Unless the skimmers were extremely efficient, I am skeptical that they retrieved the skimmed data, encoded a card and used it in less than 12 hours.
I went to the New Millard Police station and filed a report. It was the first time I had been in there since they opened. The place was a ghost town inside. There was only one cop there at a desk behind bulletproof glass you could talk to through the glass. The cop was not surprised that I had been ripped off at the gas station next door. He said the pump skimming crime is so far out of control that there isn't much they can do about it. He said the bad guys go on the internet and order the skimmers from India or China for 35 bucks. Worse yet.... they can also buy a universal key for another 20 bucks that will open most of the doors to the gas pumps. They can pull up to the pump and jump out and open the door and plug in the skimmer in less then 2-3 minutes. Then they come back and get the skimmer and download the stolen numbers on a lap top that can then reprogram a cash card they bought at dollar tree.
The bottom line was there was going to be no investigation by the police. They took my report and they filed it on the computer and that is the end of it. They couldn't care less.
Speaking of horses and the police these two Breaking Brad jokes in the paper cracked me up this week........
The Omaha police horse had a better retirement party than most of us will. Wait, who am I kidding? We're never retiring.
The Omaha Police Department threw a retirement party for an 18-year-old horse named Blaze. Because it’s the Omaha Police
Department, Blaze will be receiving a $70,000 per year pension.