Area law enforcement agencies have responded to a number of complaints recently regarding the discovery of "skimming" devices on fuel pumps and ATMs across the Metro area. The JPSO has made a number of arrests as part of ongoing investigations, but as these crimes can be very lucrative, there are always new groups entering the area to commit these types of offenses. Some of these devices can be easily identified or defeated, and we are providing this information in hopes that the public can use it to help us find these devices and prevent future occurrences.
There are a number of things to remember to help protect yourself:
Anyone with information regarding the use of these skimmer devices is encouraged to contact our Economic Crimes Section at 504-364-5300, or contact Crimestoppers.
Lieutenant Jason Rivarde
Public Information Officer