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Card Skimmers on Gas Pumps: an Ongoing Scam

  • February 05, 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 11:59 AM
  • Group Live; Virtual via Zoom


  • Discounted registration for members of the Austin Chapter
  • This type of registration is only available for students who are current members of the Austin Chapter of the ACFE.

Card Skimmers on Gas Pumps: an Ongoing Scam

Description Have you or someone you know had their credit card information stolen when the card was used at a gas pump?  Since at least 2015, skimmers have been used by fraud perpetrators in the U.S. to rack up more than $2 billion per year in fraudulent card charges (on both credit and debit cards).  When such scams occur in Texas, it is the responsibility of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to investigate and to report to the Texas Financial Crimes Intelligence Center.  Approximately 100 cardholders per day can have their personal information skimmed from a single gas pump for both credit and debit cards.  This session will describe the extent of these crimes, examples of TDLR investigations, and methods you, your clients, and other contacts can utilize to minimize the likelihood of becoming a victim of card skimmers.

Speaker:   Tim Faske is the Program Supervisor for the Motor Fuels & Skimmer Response Team at the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR).  Rulemaking authority for credit card skimmers was transferred during the 2021 Legislative Session from the Office of the Attorney General to TDLR.  He has worked in multiple state regulatory agencies, first at the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) where he progressed to a Weights & Measures Inspector and on to Weights & Measures Coordinator.  In that position, he helped develop & implement procedures & inspection processes for skimmers.  Since 2019, he has been at TDLR; in that year the agency became responsible for the Motor Fuel Metering & Quality Program (FMQ).  Faske & his team at TDLR work closely with Texas Financial Crimes Intelligence Center on cases of fraud perpetrated via card skimmers.

Learning ObjectivesAfter attending this session, participants will be able to:  (1) Explain the state authority for investigations of card skimmers on gas pumps in Texas & how to report suspected skimmers; (2) Describe investigative procedures used relative to card skimmers on gas pumps; (3) and Implement steps to minimize possible personal & business losses from skimmers.

Recommended CPE credit & Field of Study:  1 CPE hour & Specialized Knowledge

Refund, Cancellation & No-Show Policy: Refunds of frees paid for internet-based sessions may be provided only if registrant contacts Austin ACFE not later than 24 hours prior to the start time of the session & documents an emergency or similar event that prevented participation.  For in-person events, registration cancellations and refund request must be made by contacting Austin ACFE not later than 5 calendar days from the start time of the session.  Cancellations received less than 5 days prior to the event will not be refunded except for exigent circumstances.  Contact must be made via

In the event a registrant does not attend event, the registration cost will be forfeited.  If payment at the door for in-person events was the selected method, the registrant will be billed for the full cost of the event.  Austin ACFE reserves the right to bar from future events registrants who routinely register and fail to pay &/or attend events.  For events provided by the Austin chapter at no cost to registrants, there will be no refunds.

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Non-profit Status:  The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) organization with the IRS.

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