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Chad Parker, measurement section manager
NCDA&CS Standards Division

NCDA&CS Standards Division to hold media availability
to discuss skimmer findings


The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Standards Division will be available to speak with media about the results of this year’s first quarter gas pump skimmer inspections.


Thursday, April 25, 1:30 p.m.
Eagles Gas Station, 4100 Tryon Road, Raleigh


In the first quarter of 2019, inspectors with the NCDA&CS Standards Division Division and partnering local authorities found 23 credit card skimmers in gas pumps around the state through routine inspections at the pump. This is a significant increase over last year; inspectors found five skimmers in the first quarter of 2018 and 37 over the entire year.

Also of note is that 11 of the 23 skimmers found in the first quarter were found in Johnston County. This includes five at one location in the town of Selma, and implies a concerted effort to target the Johnston County area with skimmers.

Chad Parker, NCDA&CS, Standards Division Measurement Section Manager, will discuss the findings, and give some tips on how to keep yourself safe at the pump heading into Summer.

The Standards Division inspects gas dispensers for accuracy and fuel quality. Inspectors with the division check dispensers for the presence of skimmers by request, complaint or during routine gas pump inspection.



NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Andrea Ashby, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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