Over 100 card skimmers found at Florida gas stations

ORLANDO —Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services continues to crack down on skimmers at gas pumps, announcing Tuesday his agency found more than 100 skimmers across the state.

Commissioner Adam Putnam spoke Tuesday in Orlando about the recent sweep, saying investigators uncovered a total of 103 skimming devices over the last 3 months at more than 7,500 gas stations.

100 card skimmers

Putnam said crooks put the skimmers on the pumps to steal credit card information from customers, and those skimmers could be anywhere.

“These are in large gas stations and small gas stations. They’re in urban areas and rural areas, newer gas stations and older gas stations,” Putnam said Tuesday. “There is not a rhyme or reason to where these thieves attach these devices.”

“We will employ every weapon in the arsenal to protect Florida’s consumers and visitors from identity theft occurring at gas pumps,” Putnam said in an official statement. “While the overall percentage of skimmers at pumps is low, one skimmer at a pump in Florida is one too many.”

Here’s what the Department of Agriculture recomments to avoid skimmers at gas stations:

  • Pay in cash inside the store to ensure credit card information stays safe.
  • Check to make sure the gas pump dispenser cabinet is closed and has not been tampered with. Many stations are now putting a piece of security tape over the cabinet to ensure it has not been opened by unauthorized individuals.
  • Try to use a gas pump closer to the front of the store. Thieves often place skimmers at the gas pumps farther away from the store so they aren’t noticed as quickly.
  • Use a credit card instead of a debit card. Credit cards have better fraud protection, and the money is not deducted immediately from an account.
  • If using a debit card at the pump, choose to run it as a credit card instead of putting a PIN number in. That way, the PIN number is safe.
  • Monitor bank accounts regularly to spot any unauthorized charges.
  • Consumers who suspect their credit card number has been compromised should report it immediately to authorities and their credit card company.

Here are the locations of the 103 skimmers, listed in alphabetical order by county.

COUNTY GAS STATION ADDRESS CITY SKIMMERS
Alachua BI RITE FOOD STORE. 809 N MAIN ST Gainesville 1
Alachua KANGAROO #1301 /MARATHON 7501 W NEWBERRY RD Gainesville 1
Alachua SUNSHINE FOOD MART #278 /BP 7401 W NEWBERRY RD Gainesville 1
Bay PIER PARK CHEVRON 14111 PANAMA CITY BEACHPKWY Panama City Beach 1
Brevard 7- ELEVEN CITGO  32409 2980 S HIGHWAY A1A Melbourne Beach 1
Brevard COCOA MOBIL 2201 STATE ROAD 524 Cocoa 1
Brevard KANGAROO EXPRESS  #6087  BP 2455 N WICKHAM RD Melbourne 1
Brevard MELBOURNE BEACH EXXON 904 OAK ST Melbourne Beach 1
Brevard SUNSHINE FOOD MART 191  BP 1165 SARNO RD Melbourne 1
Brevard TOWN STAR  54  MARATHON 6690 S HIGHWAY A1A Floridana Beach 1
Broward ANGELO’S HESS SERVICE#1297381 1840 N FEDERAL HWY Hollywood 1
Broward BEACH PETROEULM INC. 4353 N OCEAN DR Lauderdale By TheSea 1
Broward BP HALLANDALE-CITGO 700 N FEDERAL HWY Hallandale Beach 1
Broward GAS 2 LLC/ CHEVRON 4351 S FLAMINGO RD Davie 1
Broward MOBIL #11793 / 7 ELEVEN, INC. 6600 N STATE ROAD 7 Coconut Creek 1
Broward SHELL ON RED ROAD 3500 RED RD Miramar 1
Broward SUPER STOP 441/ BP/AMOCO 2099 S STATE ROAD 7 Davie 2
Broward U-GAS # 3201 GRIFFIN 4997 VOLUNTEER RD Southwest Ranches 1
Charlotte LUCKY MARATHON 4276 TAMIAMI TRL Port Charlotte 1
Citrus KWIK KING/SUNOCO 1211 N FLORIDA AVE Hernando 1
Citrus KWIK STOP CITGO 5445 S SUNCOAST BLVD Homosassa 1
Duval ATLANTIC BEACH KWIK TRIPBP/AMOCO 715 ATLANTIC BLVD Atlantic Beach 1
Duval EMERSON B.P. 3247 EMERSON ST Jacksonville 1
Duval KANGAROO EXPRESS#1415 11869 PULASKI RD Jacksonville 1
Hernando 7-ELEVEN #35369 18226 POWELL RD Brooksville 1
Hernando RACETRAC #89 16129 CORTEZ BLVD Brooksville 1
Hillsborough 818 MARKET PLACE/ SUNOCO 818 W PLATT ST Tampa 1
Hillsborough CAUSEWAY MOBIL #547 11210 CAUSEWAY BLVD Brandon 1
Hillsborough CITGO QUICK MART 6101 S MACDILL AVE Tampa 1
Hillsborough JOY FOOD STORE #650 6314 E FOWLER AVE Tampa 1
Hillsborough MOBIL MART #542 1640 W BRANDON BLVD Brandon 1
Hillsborough RADIANT FOOD STORE #226 110 E BEARSS AVE Tampa 1
Lake 7-ELEVEN#32622 101 E WASHINGTON ST Minneola 1
Lake EXPRESS SHOP/7-ELEVEN#39370 13800 S GREATER HILLS BLVD Clermont 1
Lake EXPRESS SHOP/HESS#9758 4415 S HIGHWAY 27 Clermont 1
Lee BRUNO’S FOOD STORE / CITGO 15600 MCGREGOR BLVD Fort Myers 1
Lee ESTERO FOOD MART/ MOBIL 10371 CORKSCREWCOMMONS DR Estero 1
Lee ZAIN OF COLONIAL/ SUNOCO 2562 COLONIAL BLVD Fort Myers 1
Marion KANGAROO #2120 14870 S US HIGHWAY 441 Summerfield 1
Marion PARK QWIK KING FOOD STORE 2400 SE 36TH AVE STE 101 Ocala 1
Martin PLANET OZONE – SUNOCO 1601 SE FEDERAL HWY Stuart 1
Martin STUART – SHELL 1308 SE FEDERAL HWY Stuart 2
Miami-Dade BAY HARBOR CHEVRON#389119011 1501 BROAD CSWY Bay Harbor Islands 1
Miami-Dade CROSSINGS MOBIL SERVICECENTER 13199 SW 112TH ST Miami 1
Miami-Dade CSI CHEVRON #749 17800 COLLINS AVE Sunny Isles Beach 1
Miami-Dade ESCOBAR’S GULF INC/ SHELL 2000 SW 3RD AVE Miami 1
Miami-Dade MGF, INC. 8890 SW 136TH ST Miami 1
Miami-Dade NATH PETROLEUM 26929 S DIXIE HWY Naranja 1
Miami-Dade QUAIL ROOST CHEVRON 11501 QUAIL ROOST DR Perrine 1
Miami-Dade RESCHINI BROTHERSLLC./CITGO 10715 SW 6TH ST Miami 1
Miami-Dade SHELL STATION 16299 BISCAYNE BLVD Aventura 1
Miami-Dade SUNSHINE BP 131 3000 SW 27TH AVE Miami 1
Miami-Dade SUNSHINE DADE INVEST. LLC #227/ SHELL 660 NW 42ND AVE Miami 3
Miami-Dade SUNSHINE MARATHON #161 26398 S DIXIE HWY Naranja 2
Miami-Dade WEST DIXIE OIL / CHEVRON 8040 NW 154TH ST Miami Lakes 1
Monroe VALERO MARATHON 7301 OVERSEAS HWY Marathon 1
Monroe TOM THUMB FOOD STORE#230 5515 OVERSEAS HWY Marathon 1
Okaloosa BIG BOSS FOOD STORE#2033/SUNOCO 34884 EMERALD COAST PKWY Destin 1
Okaloosa CMSI #351/MOBIL 4618 OPA LOCKA LN Destin 1
Orange 7-ELEVEN # 35825 10254 CURRY FORD RD Orlando 2
Orange 7-ELEVEN #27426 13698 W COLONIAL DR Winter Garden 1
Orange KANGAROO EXPRESS #2116 17503 W COLONIAL DR Oakland 1
Orange MACON PARKWAY CITGO 20733 MACON PKWY Orlando 1
Orange MOBIL MART # 46659 203 N SEMORAN BLVD Winter Park 1
Osceola 7-ELEVEN # 34867 / MOBIL 2101 OLD CANOE CREEK RD Saint Cloud 1
Osceola 926 MAIN STREET/CITGO 926 N MAIN ST Kissimmee 2
Osceola GRAND FOOD STORE #3 800 CYPRESS PKWY Poinciana 1
Osceola SUNOCO # 2707 6990 E IRLO BRONSONMEMORIAL HWY Saint Cloud 1
PalmBeach DHAKA PETROLEUM / MOBIL 23223 STATE ROAD 7 Boca Raton 1
PalmBeach HAGEN RANCH TEXACO 7450 BOYNTON BEACH BLVD Boynton Beach 1
PalmBeach JUPITER COASTAL 1500 N US HIGHWAY 1 Tequesta 1
PalmBeach LAKE AVENUE BP 2701 LAKE AVE West Palm Beach 1
PalmBeach MOBIL / 7-ELEVEN INC. #34773 3035 N MILITARY TRL West Palm Beach 1
PalmBeach SHELL FCE #3720 4524 FOREST HILL BLVD West Palm Beach 1
PalmBeach SHELL FOOD MART LLC/DONNINI ENTERPRISES INC 6751 W INDIANTOWN RD Jupiter 1
PalmBeach SINGER ISLAND FOODMART/PURE 1260 PLAZA CIR Singer Island 1
PalmBeach ST. CATHERINE MOBIL 7795 LAKE WORTH RD Lake Worth 1
PalmBeach SUNSHINE BP # 300511 3300 LANTANA RD Lantana 1
PalmBeach WELLINGTON BP 2741 S STATE ROAD 7 Wellington 1
Pasco 7-ELEVEN #32738 18934 US HIGHWAY 19 Hudson 1
Pinellas BP 3009 GULF TO BAY BLVD Clearwater 1
Polk 5 STAR GAS & FOOD/CITGO 2340 W MEMORIAL BLVD Lakeland 1
Polk 98 SUNOCO #625 3230 US HIGHWAY 98 N Lakeland 1
Polk LAKELAND EXXON 4655 N SOCRUM LOOP RD Lakeland 1
Polk SCENIC CITGO 800 N SCENIC HWY Lake Wales 1
SaintLucie QUIK MART – CITGO 6900 OKEECHOBEE RD Fort Pierce 1
SaintLucie STOP & SAVE – SHELL 5675 S US HIGHWAY 1 Fort Pierce 1
Sarasota CIRCLE K #2211011 / SHELL 4405 N WASHINGTON BLVD Sarasota 1
Seminole WINTER SPRINGS MOBIL 1205 E STATE ROAD 434 Winter Springs 1
Sumter CIRCLE K LLC 22 E C 470 Lake Panasoffkee 1
Suwannee EXXON FOOD MART 6669 US HIGHWAY 129 Live Oak 1
Suwannee JIFFY FOOD STORE #311 13354 US HIGHWAY 90 Live Oak 1
Volusia KANGAROO EXPRESS1263/VALERO 1380 HOWLAND BLVD Deltona 1
Volusia SNS QUIK MART 1537 RIDGEWOOD AVE Holly Hill 1
Volusia SUNOCO #0041-8012/CO-OP2739 1546 W GRANADA BLVD Ormond Beach 1
Walton E-Z SERVE / TEXACO 10970 E COUNTY HIGHWAY30A Inlet Beach 1

Source: Florida Dept. of Agriculture

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