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Gas Pump Skimming and You

Protect Yourself at the Pump

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July 18, 2018

Gas Pump Skimming and You

When pumping gas, always be on the lookout for vulnerable, older pumps. Newer pumps are highly resistant to skimming, so be on the lookout for some key differences!

Older pumps will have:

  • Old membrane style keypad
  • Vertical card slot
  • Electronics that aren't encrypted
  • Easily broken into

On the other hand, newer pumps will have:

  • Secure key entry to the pump
  • Newer, encrypted travel key entry pad
  • Encrypted, horizontal card slot that is chip capable
  • Tamper features

Below, you can see an example of an older pump on the top, versus a newer pump on the bottom.

For more information about fraud prevention, click here for some tips.