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Couple caught in the act at a South Florida gas station. Then came the handcuffs

Police detective explains how credit card skimmers work extracting your information from gasoline pumps

Detective Marcos Rodriguez of the Miami-Dade Police explains how thieves use and install credit card cloning devices at gas stations. Rodriguez suggests two tips to protect yourself from these crimes.
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Detective Marcos Rodriguez of the Miami-Dade Police explains how thieves use and install credit card cloning devices at gas stations. Rodriguez suggests two tips to protect yourself from these crimes.

Two men were arrested Wednesday after a Davie police officer caught them trying to install a credit card skimmer at Marathon gas station, police said.

The duo —Raul Hernandez-Beltran, 30, and Rafael Mirabel Bonora, 28 —were charged with fraudulent use of a scanning device after the officer noticed they weren’t pumping gas, records show.

Found inside the car? Tools to access the pump, a laptop computer, other skimming devices, several gift cards, and even extra U.S. Department of Agriculture seals to hide any signs of tampering, police said.

The men were arrested at the Marathon gas station at 4450 S. University Drive around 4 a.m. Wednesday and booked into Broward County jail, according to arrest reports.

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