MORRISON, Colo. (CBS4) – Employees at a Phillips 66 gas station in Morrison helped police stop a credit card skimming operation. Police say the employees found six skimmers inside the gas pumps.

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The device gains access to consumer’s debit or credit card information when they insert it into the pump. The information is then sold and/or used for fraudulent purposes.

It is unclear if anyone used the pumps while the skimmers were in place.

Police say it’s important for a consumer to check the machine to see if its been tampered with. Consumers can also set up fraud alerts through their banking institution.

They say using cards with a CHIP can help protect consumers from this type of identity theft.

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