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Credit card info lifted from business patrons

MARYSVILLE — Marysville police are asking residents to watch their bank statements after seven cases of credit card “skimming” were reported since the beginning of the year.

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Skimming refers to credit card information that is compromised during a typical business transaction in which card information is obtained and stored illegally for later use.

Skimming can happen at restaurants, gas stations, during online purchases or any other daily transactions.

Some reports indicate a victim was nearly hit for some $6,000, but caught and reported the transaction within minutes.

Police believe one point of access may be the popular Marysville eatery, Benny’s Pizza, but say rumors of some 400 customers potentially being compromised are false. Benny’s officials have proactively called in a forensics investigations team, have taken steps to guard against attacks and will take appropriate actions if any customers were victimized.

The investigation continues.

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