Alert: If you buy gas on the Thruway, you might want to check your bank statement

NYS Thruway

According to the Thruway Authority, a device used to steal credit and debit card information was found at a gasoline pump at the Sloatsburg Travel Plaza on the Thruway.

The Thruway Authority is asking travel plaza operators to increase efforts to protect customers against credit and debit theft. The â??skimming deviceâ?? was found on a Sunoco fuel pump at the Sloatsburg plaza on February 11.

Investigators say the device was only on the pump for a short period of time, but ask people who visited the station to monitor their accounts for any suspicious activity. The New York State police and the U.S. Secret Service continue to investigate the incident.

The Thruway has 27 travel plazas. Sunoco provides fuel services at 16 of these locations.