ORANGE PARK, Fla.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office is putting out the alert that more and more skimmers are scamming people just like you.
A family was caught on camera using a stolen credit card number to pay for gift cards in Orange Park. That credit card number belonged to Action News Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh.
Buresh spotted the fraudulent charges at Publix, Walmart and Home Depot in Orange Park and called police.
Detective Bill Roberts is heading up the case and many others. He said some criminals install skimming devices or cameras and mirrors to get PIN numbers, but there also a new way to get your money."They'll go through network intrusions," said Roberts. Roberts said criminals are using Wi-Fi and even Bluetooth to hack into accounts. They could be sitting in a car nearby, watching you, and stealing your information. Roberts said there isn't much anyone can do to stop it.
"Use cash, and be vigilant and monitor accounts," said Roberts.
Roberts said his department is working with other counties to check for similar cases. Right now, he only knows of problems along Airport Road in Jacksonville, but that’s little comfort for victims left to clean up the credit mess thieves leave behind.
The sheriff's office knows of just one victim, but they are still getting tips on the case.
CCSO still has an active investigation into 70 cases of skimming last year in Oakleaf.