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Police warn of skimmer found on ATM

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Dubuque Police is alerting the public about a skimmer device found on an ATM.

Police say it wasn't located in Dubuque, but at financial institution at a nearby city.

Skimmers are placed over or in card readers on ATMs, gas pump card readers and card readers at stores or restaurants.

A small camera is usually attached on or near the key pad so the PIN can be obtained.

Police encouraging users of ATMs, gas pumps and point-of-sale card readers to cover the keypad when entering PINs. Also, make sure no one is near when conducting the transaction.

Also, check for skimmers and key pad overlays.

They also advise monitoring account statements. If unauthorized charges or withdrawals are discovered, immediately contact law enforcement.

If you have information regarding this criminal activity, contact police.

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