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Top spots for credit card skimmers at Austin gas pumps

New data reveals the top intersections where criminals are planting credit card skimmers at gas pumps and many are in North Austin. (CBS Austin)

New data reveals the top intersections where criminals are planting credit card skimmers at gas pumps, and many are in North Austin.

In 2018, Austin Police investigated at least 118 cases where criminals planted credit card skimmers at gas pumps.

"I've heard quite a bit about it happening and happening in this area," says Suzanne Richmond who lives in Northeast Austin.

A heat map from crime tracking website, Krime Labb, shows the top spots where data duping skimmers were found last year.

The top spots where skimmers were reported include:

  • Burnet Road corridor
  • Highway 183 at Lake Creek Parkway
  • E. Parmer Lane at Dessau Road
  • I-35 at Oltorf
  • Highway 290 at Monterrey Oaks

"I live here so I can't really avoid getting gas from here," says Richmond who lives near Parmer and Dessau Road.

However, you can avoid becoming a victim. Your best defense is to pay inside the store instead of at the pump. It's an extra step Erin Hager says she won't hesitate taking.

"Even though it's going to be a little bit of an inconvenience, I'd much rather play it safe and go inside and pay than risk having my information stolen again," says Hager who has never fallen victim to a gas pump skimmer but has had her credit card information stolen online.

Top 2018 Credit Card Skimmer Zip Codes:

78704

  • 2018-08-17 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1320 E OLTORF ST 78704
  • 2018-11-19 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1320 E OLTORF ST 78704
  • 2018-10-02 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1320 E OLTORF ST 78704
  • 2018-05-28 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1320 E OLTORF ST 78704
  • 2018-12-13 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1320 E OLTORF ST 78704
  • 2018-09-10 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1320 E OLTORF ST 78704
  • 2018-10-18 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1320 E OLTORF ST 78704

78722

  • 2018-07-16 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 2101 MANOR RD 78722
  • 2018-10-17 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 2101 MANOR RD 78722
  • 2018-10-04 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 2101 MANOR RD 78722
  • 2018-05-04 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 2101 MANOR RD 78722
  • 2018-02-10 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 3848 AIRPORT BLVD 78722

78729

  • 2018-02-28 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 10207 LAKE CREEK PKWY 78729
  • 2018-11-10 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 10207 LAKE CREEK PKWY 78729
  • 2018-09-28 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 10207 LAKE CREEK PKWY 78729
  • 2018-01-26 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 10207 LAKE CREEK PKWY 78729
  • 2018-02-16 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 10207 LAKE CREEK PKWY 78729
  • 2018-10-10 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 10207 LAKE CREEK PKWY 78729
  • 2018-05-29 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 10207 LAKE CREEK PKWY 78729
  • 2018-09-30 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 10207 LAKE CREEK PKWY 78729
  • 2018-01-22 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 10207 LAKE CREEK PKWY 78729
  • 2018-05-24 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 8925 ANDERSON MILL RD 78729

78731

  • 2018-04-25 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 3550 FAR WEST BLVD 78731
  • 2018-06-22 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 3550 FAR WEST BLVD 78731

78745

  • 2018-03-03 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1402 W STASSNEY LN 78745
  • 2018-06-27 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 2800 W WILLIAM CANNON DR 78745
  • 2018-01-24 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 3431 W WILLIAM CANNON DR 78745
  • 2018-01-26 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 3431 W WILLIAM CANNON DR 78745
  • 2018-01-11 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 3431 W WILLIAM CANNON DR 78745
  • 2018-05-11 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 3431 W WILLIAM CANNON DR 78745
  • 2018-02-14 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 3431 W WILLIAM CANNON DR 78745
  • 2018-01-09 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 6306 MANCHACA RD 78745

78749

  • 2018-09-22 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 5445 W US 290 HWY EB 78749
  • 2018-07-12 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 5445 W US 290 HWY EB 78749
  • 2018-01-20 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 5445 W US 290 HWY SVRD EB 78749
  • 2018-04-05 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 5445 W US 290 HWY SVRD EB 78749
  • 2018-03-27 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 5445 W US 290 HWY SVRD EB 78749
  • 2018-08-29 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 5445 W US 290 HWY SVRD EB 78749
  • 2018-05-03 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 5445 W US 290 HWY SVRD EB 78749
  • 2018-02-28 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 5445 W US 290 HWY SVRD EB 78749
  • 2018-02-01 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 5445 W US 290 HWY SVRD EB 78749
  • 2018-09-17 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 5445 W US 290 HWY SVRD EB 78749
  • 2018-05-30 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 5445 W US 290 HWY SVRD EB 78749
  • 2018-05-09 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 5445 W US 290 HWY SVRD EB 78749
  • 2018-01-31 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 5445 W US 290 HWY SVRD EB 78749
  • 2018-11-01 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 5445 W US 290 HWY SVRD EB 78749
  • 2018-04-02 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 5445 W US 290 HWY SVRD EB 78749
  • 2018-12-12 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 6109 W WILLIAM CANNON DR 78749

78750

  • 2018-01-27 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 11613 N FM 620 RD 78750
  • 2018-04-27 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 11613 N FM 620 RD 78750
  • 2018-05-08 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 11613 N FM 620 RD 78750

78752

  • 2018-08-31 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1420 E ANDERSON LN EB 78752
  • 2018-01-19 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1114 CAMINO LA COSTA 78752
  • 2018-04-30 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 6301 N LAMAR BLVD 78752
  • 2018-06-03 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 7114 I-35 N 78752
  • 2018-06-15 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 7114 I-35 N 78752
  • 2018-03-19 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 7114 I-35 N 78752

78753

  • 2018-12-07 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1006 E YAGER LN 78753
  • 2018-07-13 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1033 E HOWARD LN 78753
  • 2018-05-28 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12800 CENTER LAKE DR 78753
  • 2018-05-21 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1625 E PARMER LN 78753
  • 2018-08-15 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1625 E PARMER LN 78753
  • 2018-02-06 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1625 E PARMER LN 78753
  • 2018-10-26 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1625 E PARMER LN 78753
  • 2018-09-24 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1625 E PARMER LN 78753
  • 2018-06-27 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1625 E PARMER LN 78753
  • 2018-04-25 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1625 E PARMER LN 78753
  • 2018-06-18 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1625 E PARMER LN 78753
  • 2018-08-27 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1625 E PARMER LN 78753
  • 2018-08-15 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 1625 E PARMER LN 78753

78757

  • 2018-02-21 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 7844 BURNET RD 78757
  • 2018-02-24 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 7844 BURNET RD 78757
  • 2018-03-09 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 7844 BURNET RD 78757
  • 2018-08-15 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 7844 BURNET RD 78757
  • 2018-01-02 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 7844 BURNET RD 78757
  • 2018-04-01 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 7844 BURNET RD 78757
  • 2018-07-24 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 7844 BURNET RD 78757
  • 2018-01-17 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 8630 RESEARCH BLVD SVRD SB 78757

78758

  • 2018-07-25 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 11400 BURNET RD 78758
  • 2018-04-26 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY NB 78758
  • 2018-08-27 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY NB 78758
  • 2018-02-26 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY NB 78758
  • 2018-01-08 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY SVRD NB 78758
  • 2018-05-03 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY SVRD SB 78758
  • 2018-04-23 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY SVRD SB 78758
  • 2018-04-29 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY SVRD SB 78758
  • 2018-04-09 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY SVRD SB 78758
  • 2018-09-25 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY SVRD SB 78758
  • 2018-05-23 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY SVRD SB 78758
  • 2018-08-30 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY SVRD SB 78758
  • 2018-10-08 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY SVRD SB 78758
  • 2018-07-25 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY SVRD SB 78758
  • 2018-01-13 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY SVRD SB 78758
  • 2018-02-22 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY SVRD SB 78758
  • 2018-10-08 FRAUD-CARD SKIMMER 12000 N MOPAC EXPY SVRD SB 78758
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