State agriculture inspectors on the look out for credit card skimmers

As Kentuckians hit the road for vacations this summer, state agriculture inspectors are stepping up enforcement and are on the lookout for credit card skimmers at the pump.

Credit card skimming at fuel pumps is used to steal personal data, which crooks can use to make fraudulent charges. 

So far this year, agriculture inspectors have located one skimmer and turned it over to law enforcement. Consumers who find evidence that a pump has been tampered with are advised to bring it to the attention of the retailer and local law enforcement. 

The National Association for Convenience Stores says a single compromised pump can capture data from 30-100 cards per day.