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Police investigate theft by "skimming"

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The Cedar Rapids police department is investigating three ATM thefts by "skimming" that have occurred since September first.

Skimming is stealing credit card information by putting a device that reads the magnetic strip of the card over the card slot on an ATM.

This captures all of the card's information including the pin number - and the thief then has all the information needed to use your credit or bank card.

To find out more about keeping your information safe, watch the KWWL news at six.

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