Senator proposes solution to skimmers at gas pumps

Skimming device installed inside gas pump
Skimming device installed inside a gas pump in Manitowoc
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - Green Bay State Senator Dave Hansen is proposing a bill aimed to thwarting credit card skimmers at gas pumps.

The Democrat's bill would require gas station owners to use separate and unique locks on their pumps.

Hansen says it's relatively easy for identity thieves to plant credit card readers, or skimmers, inside gas pumps because one key can unlock several pumps at different stations.

He says credit card skimming hasn't been a problem in Madison since that city passed an ordinance requiring separate, unique locks.

Hansen expects to circulate the legislation to get sponsors, which is the first step toward introducing the bill.

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