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Credit card skimming at Calgary gas stations leads to arrests

Police are asking Calgarians to check their credit card statements for unusual charges after arresting two men accused of stealing 500 credit card numbers a month at gas stations.

Check your credit card for unusual charges, say Calgary police

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      Police are asking Calgarians to check their credit card statements for unusual charges after arresting two men accused of stealing 500 credit card numbers a month at gas stations.

      Officers say credit card skimming devices were placed on gas pumps throughout Calgary in at least 38 different gas stations.

      Police investigating reports of the devices searched two homes Wednesday and uncovered what they are describing as a credit card and identification counterfeiting lab, along with $150,000 worth of high-end clothing and merchandise.

      "This included hand tools and paint to create overlays, pinpad keys, cash, a track two data reader and encoder, and samples of fraudulent credit cards and counterfeit identification," police said in a press release.

      "The merchandise includes items from Breitling, Holt Renfrew, Burberry, Nordstrom, Prada, Gucci, Canada Goose, Apple and Go Pro."

      Police also found a list of 38 gas stations and have made sure those businesses no longer have credit card skimming devices on pumps.

      The two men, both in their 30s, were charged with 39 offences, including mischief to property and data, forgery and possession of fraudulent credit cards.