Tampa Bay Drivers Beware :New Skimmer Found At Bay Area Gas Station

New Gas Skimmer Found At Another Bay Area Gas Station

This week North Port Police found a skimmer at a gas station in the city. This is not the first time authorities have located skimmers at this gas station before.
NPPD working for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services were checking fuel pumps in the North Port area when they located the skimmer in the Mobile Station on Toledo Boulevard.

New Law To Protect Against Gas Skimmers

On October 1st a new law went into effect that requires self-service fuel dispensers to have certain security measures to prevent theft of consumer information, which includes security tape and approved locks.

The law increases penalties on those with stolen credit card information. Penalties on gas station owners have also increased. If an owner fails to meet proper measure to protect their customers, the state can shut down the gas pump.

Gas Skimmer Warning

List Of Gas Skimmers Found In The Bay Area

Per WFLA:

Citrus

  • Kwik Stop CITGO, 5445 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa- 1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • Kwik King/ Sunoco, 1211 N. Florida Ave, Hernando – 1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • Lecanto Mobile, 782 Rowe Terrace, Lecanto- 1 skimmer located between April and June 2015

Hernando

  • 7 – Eleven # 35369, 18226 Powell Road, Brooksville –1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • Racetrac #89, 16129 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville –1 skimmer located between April and June 2015

Hillsborough

  • Joy Food Store #650, 6314 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, –1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • Causeway Mobil, 11210 Causeway Blvd., Brandon – 1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • Mobil Mart #542, 1640 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon – 1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • 818 Market Place, 818 W. Platt St., Tampa- 1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • Citgo Quick Mart, 6101 S. Macdill Ave., Tampa – 1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • Citgo Gas Station, 18820 Gunn Highway in Odessa. – 1 skimmer located in June 2015. Suspect arrested in August 2016 (*Station is now under new ownership.)
  • Radiant Food Store # 226, 110 E. Bearss Ave, Tampa – 1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • Citgo, 4702 W Gandy Blvd., Tampa – Skimmers located in April and again in September
  • 7-Eleven, 902 14th St. West, Bradenton – Skimmer located in September
  • Sadid Foodmart #1, 7790 Ridge Road, Seminole, Florida.- 1 skimmer located in December 2015
  • Jaishiusai 002 Inc., 13080 Park Boulevard, Seminole, Florida.- 2 skimmers located in December 2015
  • Radiant Food Store/ Marathon, 6190 North US Highway 41, Apollo Beach, Florida.- 1 skimmer located in December 2015
  • D&D Grocery, 3519 Nichols Road, Lithia, Florida.- 1 skimmer located in December 2015
  • Primos/BP, 5802 State Road 674, Wimauma, Florida. – 1 skimmer located in December 2015

Manatee

  • Citgo at 3015 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach – Multiple skimmers located on different occasions in May 2016
  • Crazy Papa’s convenience store & gas station in the 4700 block of 53rd Ave. E. in Bradenton. – 1 skimmer located in June 2016

Pasco

  • 7 – Eleven # 32738, 18934 US Highway 19, Hudson – 1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • Sunoco station on US 19 in New Port Richey – 1 skimmer located in July 2015
  • BP Station at 2330 Willow Oak Drive – 1 skimmer located in June 2015
  • Marathon Station at 26556 Wesley Chapel Blvd. – 1 skimmer located in June 2015

Pinellas

  • Mobil Bayshore Breeze Market and Grill gas station at 2600 Bayshore Boulevard, Dunedin – 1 skimmer located in May 2015 and June 2016
  • The Rally Convenient Store and gas station at 1625 Main St., Dunedin – 1 skimmer located in March 2016
  • Shell at 62nd Avenue North and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N.- 1 skimmer located in February 2016
  • BP at 3009 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater –1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • One Stop Giant BP #109, 6151 4th St. N., St. Petersburg- 1 skimmer located in September 2015
  • Gaswick Marathon #15, 5399 Park St.. St. Petersburg- 1 skimmer located
  • Sadid Foodmart #1, 7790 Ridge Rd., Seminole- 1 skimmer located
  • Jaishiusai, 13080 Park Blvd., Seminole – 2 skimmers located
  • Shell/Circle K station at 10600 Roosevelt Boulevard in St. Petersburg – 1 skimmer located in June 2014

Polk

  • 98 Sunoco #625, 3230 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland – 1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • Lakeland Exxon, 4655 N. Socrum Loop Rd, Lakeland – 1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • Scenic CITGO, 800 N Scenic Hwy, Lake Wales – 1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • 5 Star Gas & Food/CITGO, 2340 W. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland- 1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • Haines City Sunoco, 35855 Highway 27, Haines City- 1 skimmer located
  • Preston Stores, 229 Dairy Rd., Auburndale- 1 skimmer located
  • Davenport Gas, 6205 Lake Wilson Rd., Davenport- 1 skimmer located
  • SunTrust Bank,  2300 block of Berry Blvd in Davenport – 1 skimmer located in June 2016

Sarasota

  • 7-11, 5000 block of Clark Road- 1 skimmer located in September 2016
  • Exxon, 1841 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota- 1 skimmer located in February 2016
  • Marathon Gas Station, 2000 North Washington Boulevard, Sarasota- 1 skimmer located in February 2016
  • Circle K/Shell, 4405 N. Washington Blvd., Sarasota- 1 skimmer located between April and June 2015
  • 7-11/Mobil in the 5000 block of Fruitville Road – 2 skimmers located in March 2016
  • Mobile station at 1060 Plantation Blvd – 1 skimmer located in July 2016
  • Circle-K at 1050 Bobcat Trail – 1 skimmer located in July 2016
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