If you often double-check card readers at gas pumps there is another preventative measure you want to make note of.

Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media
Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media

Earlier this year, Belvidere (Illinois) Police Department shared concerns regarding credit card skimmers being placed on ATMs in the area. They could also be placed on gas pumps.

Because of this, law enforcement officials recommend making purchases inside of the establishment and only use a credit card when and where you feel the machines are secured and have not been tampered with.

Another gas pump situation has popped up in Illinois and police are concerned.

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Cameron Spencer, Getty Images

As if there weren't enough to worry about when it comes to touching things during a pandemic, go ahead and add one more thing to the list.

Check the trigger on the pump before you grip it.

This is ridiculous and more evidence that our society is slowly slipping into lunacy.

Chicago Ridge Police Department is urging all residents to be alert and use caution when fueling up.

Chicago Ridge Police received a call to a Shell gas station after a man reportedly pricked while squeezing the trigger on the gasoline nozzle he was using.

The victim went to squeeze the trigger on the gasoline nozzle and felt a poke on his finger. He looked at the handle and seen the needle device.

That's not the only thing.

The officer on the call noted there was an "unknown white powder" on the hollowed-out underside of the piece holding the needle. The "needle device" was attached to the trigger with some sort of adhesive.

The Illinois State Police Crime Lab is now assisting Chicago Ridge Police Deptartment to determine the substance, device, and adhesive.

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