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‘Skimmers’ found at Brooksville Hess station

BROOKSVILLE – The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents who gassed up at a local Hess station this week to check their bank statements.

Internal “skimmers” — a small electronic device that captures credit and debit card information — were found at the Hess Gas Station at 26260 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville at the Spring Lake Highway intersection.

The sheriff’s office believes the skimmers were placed in the pumps between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

Patrons who used pumps 1, 2, 7 and 8 since Tuesday morning at the station are urged to cancel their cards and have a new one issued.

Gas receipts will list which pump was used.

Anyone who observed any suspicious activity at Hess’ pumps is asked to contact Detective Tony Aguiar at [email protected] or call Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-8477.

Victims are asked to contact the sheriff’s office to file a report. After your bank deactivates the affected credit or debit card, email Aguiar with the card number and your contact information.

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