At least 8 people now victims of Perry Co. card skimmer

At least 8 people now victims of Perry Co. card skimmer

NEW AUGUSTA, MS (WDAM) - Perry County authorities said at least eight people had information stolen when they used their credit cards at a New Augusta convenience store.

They said skimming devices were found inside two pumps at Tater's Food and Fuel Wednesday.

They were removed, but authorities said they had been there for several days.

Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles is advising people to use cash whenever possible, or go inside the store to use your card.

Also, if you use a card at the pump, you're advised to run it as credit, rather than debit.

"When you use it as debit, you have to give your PIN number, and that's going to be obtained, too, if you use it and there's a skimmer inside that machine," Nobles said.

Nobles said his office is assisting the New Augusta Police Department in the case.

He also said several leads are being investigated.