Florida is number one in the country for crimes related to fraud, mainly because dozens of people are being targeted at the pumps by skimmers a day. This year alone, 561 skimmers have been found at gas stations in the state. Due to this growing number of skimmers, state leaders are making fraud prevention a priority.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is pushing gas stations in Florida to install encryption readers by November of 2020. The encryption readers will scramble your cards information, so that your number can’t be grabbed by another device to steal your information… NBC2 News