Card skimmers taken from 2 Dover gas stations

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While sometimes skimmers can be distinguished from outside tampering, these were placed out of customer's sight. (Dover Police photo)

DOVER, N.H.- If you got your car gassed up in Dover recently you might want to be checking your debit and credit card accounts today.

Dover Police say they found multiple credit card "skimming" devices at two local gas stations.

Employees at two Shell Gas stations, located at 1 Longhill Rd and 46 Central Ave, discovered the skimming devices attached to multiple gas pumps through routine pump inspections. The devices were not visible to customers.

It is unknown how long the devices had been in place, or how many potential credit/debit cards may have been compromised prior to the discovery, police said.The devices were taken for further analysis.

Credit card "skimmers" illegally record card users' financial information when a credit or debit card is used to make a purchase. It should be noted that the devices Dover Police seized were located at the gas pumps, not inside the store.

Dover Police Department detectives are urging anyone who may have paid for gas at the pumps at either Shell Gas station recently to closely monitor their credit/debit card accounts for any fraudulent activity. Potential victims may also want to notify their respective financial institutions of the possible compromise of their account information.

The Dover Police Department has notified area gas stations to check their pumps for any similar equipment and is circulating a picture of what the "skimmer" may look like.

Anyone with information about these cases or similar incidents is asked to call the Dover Police Department at 603-742-4646. Those wishing to remain anonymous can provide information to the Dover Crimeline at 603-749-6000 or on the internet at

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