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Cass County, IA officials asking residents to be aware after card skimmers arrested

Shimming: Devices can steal bank account info from credit cards — even those with a security chip
Posted at 4:06 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 17:11:33-04

CASS COUNTY, Iowa. (KMTV) — Cass County, Iowa officials are asking residents to increase awareness when using credit cards after two skimmers were arrested.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office received a call from an Iowa State Patrol trooper saying they attempted a stop on Highway 71, one mile south of I-80, which then became a pursuit.

The pursuit ended in Dallas County, where the two known credit card skimmers were apprehended.

Locations of the arrestees while they were in Cass County are unknown and the individuals could have tampered with card readers.

The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce has been notified of the incident and surrounded communities will also be contacted.

For more information on credit card skimming, visit this website.