PHOENIX, AZ — Officials are continuing to keep an eye out as more credit card skimmers are found around the Valley and state this year.
The most recent skimmer was located on February 28, 2019, near Old Black Canyon Highway and Interstate 17 exit 242 in Black Canyon City.
As of March 18, officials have discovered 18 skimmers across the state.
Take a look at the map below to see where skimmers were found so far in 2019.
A total of 12 credit card skimmers were found in the state in January 2019.
In 2018, the Arizona Department of Agriculture reported a total of 148 credit card skimmers being found across the state. This almost tripled the total number of skimmers found in 2017, which totaled 57.
Weights and Measures investigators say the devices they are finding are becoming more complex, including some utilizing Bluetooth technology to remotely access card information.
Agency officials tell ABC15 they are now working with gas pump technicians, encouraging them to report skimming devices so they can better track them and look for trends.