Iowa City Police warn of possible skimmers in town

    Iowa City Police Department squad car. (File photo, CBS2/FOX28)

    The Iowa City Police Department is encouraging people to keep a close eye on their bank accounts after receiving several reports of illegal transactions.

    Iowa City Public Information Officer Sgt. Derek Frank says the suspicious transactions could be related to skimming activities. Skimmers are devices that can be placed on ATMs other other machines that can read debit or credit cards in order to steal personal information and money. The FBI has some examples of what various skimmers look like on their website.

    ICPD is encouraging people to check machines before inserting their cards and entering their information. Be suspicious if you locate anything that is loose, crooked, or damaged. Anyone who suspects they have found a skimmer should notify a store or bank manager and report suspicious activity to police.

    To report incidents to law enforcement in the Iowa City and Johnson County area, call 319-356-6800.

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