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Card skimmer claims debunked after fake social media post targets Dayton gas station

Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 12:42 AM

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About year after a social media post about a fake concert at a Dayton gas station, the owner of that station has found himself refuting claims floating around on Facebook. 

A post on the social media site generated a lot of attention last week, with the user claiming they were the victim of a credit card skimmer at a Sunoco gas station. “Warning: I got ‘skimmed’ at the Sunoco at Wayne and Wyoming. How could Fred Durst let this happen?” the post claimed. 

But the post is fake in several ways. The pump in the picture looks nothing like the pumps at the station, and are the first image that appears in a web image search for ‘gas station skimmer.’ 

The user makes a reference to Fred Durst, the lead singer of a 1990s rock band Limp Bizkit. Last year a fake social media post about a concert at the Sunoco station at Wayne Avenue and Keowee Street drew hundreds to the station. 

The same person owns both those stations, and, just like in 2016 has found himself the victim of a fake social media post. 

“It really could affect us a lot, turn a lot of customers away,” Joh Slifer, the station’s manager told News Center 7 in a phone interview. “[It could] cause the store to have major financial problems. 

The owner called the Montgomery County Auditor’s office, who said the station is clear of any skimmers, but advised people to be vigilant for possible skimmers. 

“Once our inspector drives away from the station, those pumps become vulnerable again,” Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith said. 

Keith said to protect yourself from skimming devices at the gas pump, use a credit card instead of a debit card, or pay inside the station with either a card or cash.  

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Rain returns this week, flooding a concern

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 4:27 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

Warmer temperatures and more rain is expected this week in the Dayton area.

Clouds will give way to more sunshine this afternoon. It should be a nice looking day with highs in the middle 40s.

  • Rain returns tomorrow
  • More rain mid-week
  • Flooding possible the next few days

TONIGHT: Clouds return this evening and overnight tonight with rain arriving towards daybreak Monday. Temperatures overnight will be steady in the lower 40s.

MONDAY: Rain returns, and it could be heavy at times. While the chance for storms is not all that high, it can’t be ruled out. Highs will be in the lower to middle 60s.

TUESDAY: More dry time is expected, but storms will be possible later in the evening. Highs will be near 70 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs near 60 degrees.

THURSDAY: The chance for rain continues mainly south. Highs will be in the middle 40s. 

FRIDAY: The chance for rain returns again Friday. Highs will be in the middle 50s.

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Injury crash reported I-75 northbound in Dayton

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 12:18 PM

Crews have responded to an injury crash on Interstate 75 northbound near West Second Street.

The far left lane was shut down around 11:50 a.m. Sunday.

Traffic has slowed in the remaining lanes.

We are on the scene working to learn more.

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OVI crash overnight knocks over AT&T pole, closes part of road

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

Wires Down Old Springfield Road

Old Springfield Road at Stillwater River is closed due to an OVI accident overnight. 

>>Eliminations and changes to RTA routes go into effect

The road between State Route 48 and Kley is closed after a vehicle hit an AT&T utility pole Sunday around 2 a.m., according to Butler Township Police.

According to police, AT&T is now at the scene. 

It’s not known if there were any injuries. 

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Smartphones and depression

Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:10 PM

Smartphones and depression

 

A disturbing link between teens with smartphones, depression and even suicide.

RELATED: 10 tips to help you unplug from social media

A look at whether this alarming phenomenon is just a coincidence or a trend that needs urgent attention. 

News Center 7 shows you the small changes parents can make that may help kids better manage Monday beginning at 5 p.m. 

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