A credit card skimmer has been found in a Vernon gas station

A credit card skimmer has been found in a Vernon gas station

Credit card skimmer located in Vernon business

RCMP issue alert about credit card fraud to local residents

Vernon RCMP are notifying the public that a credit card skimming device was located in a local business.

The skimmer was on the ground in the 32nd Street Esso July 31 and it’s not known if it was used.

“The skimmer is difficult to detect and appears to be a normal part of the device (credit card reader) unless closely inspected,” said Cst. Jocelyn Noseworthy, with the RCMP.

“Credit card users are reminded to be careful when using their cards, and to pay close attention to their bills to ensure that they have not been the victim of credit card fraud.”

This matter is under investigation by the Vernon RCMP.