Police: Resident’s Credit Card May Have Been Skimmed at Gas Station

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Lower Saucon Township Police say they are investigating the possible skimming of a resident’s credit card at a Hellertown gas station as a fraud case.

Top Star Exxon, 1570 Main St., Hellertown

Top Star Exxon, 1570 Main St., Hellertown

One definition of credit card skimming is that it “is the theft of payment card information used in an otherwise legitimate transaction. The thief can procure a victim’s card number using basic methods such as photocopying receipts or more advanced methods such as using a small electronic device (skimmer) to swipe and store hundreds of victims’ card numbers.”

In a news release issued Wednesday, police said “the victim’s credit card may have been skimmed at the gas pumps of the Top Star on Main Street in Hellertown.”

The Top Star is an Exxon gas station located at 1570 Main Street.

According to police, the resident’s credit card information was used at a Walmart in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pa.

Police said they are “currently working with Walmart loss prevention on this case.”

Anyone who believes their card number may been skimmed should report it by calling township police at 610-317-6110. Borough residents may contact Hellertown Police at 610-838-7040.


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Josh Popichak is the owner, publisher and editor of Saucon Source. A Lehigh Valley native, he's covered local news since 2005 and previously worked for Berks-Mont News and AOL/Patch. Contact him at josh@sauconsource.com.

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