Warning – Mohave Valley

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fraud case which may have affected citizens in the community.

On August 21, a skimmer device was located at the Mobile Station at 10420 South Harbor Avenue in Mohave Valley. The skimmer device was located on gas pump #2 by the Arizona Department of Agriculture and has been has been removed from the pump. It’s uncertain how long this skimmer device may have been planted at this pump. Skimmer devices are an electronic method of capturing a victim’s personal information used by identity thieves. The skimmer is a small device that scans a credit card and stores the information contained in the magnetic strip.

Citizens that have stopped for gasoline at pump #2 at this business is urged to check their bank/credit card accounts periodically for any possible fraudulent charges that may be resulting from this skimmer device. If you suspect fraud, contact your local law enforcement office.