Check your statements, police advise recent patrons of Station House Pub

In early July, RCMP reported at least 53 credit cards had been compromised at the pub within the last few months

For the second time in the past month West Shore RCMP are reporting a scam at the Station House Pub in Langford.

RCMP say that within the past two weeks they have confiscated two compromised PIN pads from the business.

In early July, RCMP reported at least 53 credit cards had been compromised at the pub within the last few months in a scam carried out over the Internet.

Now police are saying that five debit cards were also compromised at the pub between June 18 to June 21.

Electronic devices were installed into two PIN pads that captured debit and credit card information.

The first compromised PIN pad was discovered and removed from the business about two weeks ago.

On Monday, July 23, police seized another PIN pad from the pub. Fossum couldn’t say how the second compromised PIN pad wasn’t found in initial searches and said it’s possible it had been installed in the pub recently.

Fossum also said it’s possible it was an inside job, but believes it’s more likely to be the work of someone not employed by the pub.

Pub owner Bill Beadle said he has gone over and above required efforts to improve his security and is having all his debit machines replaced with more modern, secure PIN pads.

“I’ve probably overdone what I need to do,” Beadle said. “Obviously someone decided to challenge my pub full out, premeditated. I’ve had to button it up.”

Beadle doesn’t suspect any employees either but said everyone is “guilty until proven innocent.” He advises other businesses to check their debit machines to make sure they haven’t been tampered with.

RCMP still recommends anyone who has been to the Station House Pub lately to look at their bank statements and follow up on irregularities, along with informing the RCMP.

“Let the RCMP know, let us know about it, so the investigation can proceed,” Fossum said.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Royal Bay Secondary students take flight in ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

Play tells the story of the orphan who becomes Peter Pan

WATCH: Oak Bay wins regional skating competition

Winning tradition continues leading up to provincials

Sidney designer showing killer collection at Van Fashion Week

A young Sidney designer is showing her 14 piece collection Obsidian Nights at Vancouver Fashion Week

Invasive crab spotted near Sooke

Fisheries need more data to know if numbers are increasing

VIDEO: Iconic ‘snow cone’ takes shape at B.C. park near Clearwater

Snow cone forming at Wells Gray Provincial Park one that would make Disney’s Queen Elsa proud

POLL: Will you be wearing pink to take a stand against bullying?

Schools and workplaces across Greater Victoria and around the province will be… Continue reading

Legislation to protect B.C. farmland comes into effect

Regulations enhance food security, encourage long-term farming

Have you heard the legend of Shuswaggi, the Shuswap Lake monster?

Witness accounts as old as 1904, and as recent as 2018, place a creature in the lake’s depths

UPDATE: B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

People gather for funeral of seven children killed in fast-moving Halifax fire

Traditional portion of the service will be followed by words from community members

B.C. weavers to help Alaska Native project honouring survivors of violence

Dozens of Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers from all over North America will be weaving 5-inch-by-5-inch squares

B.C. skip Sarah Wark and team eliminated at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Nontheless pretty impressive stuff from the 24th-ranked team in the country

Most Read