I don't want to say we should be living every day in fear, but credit card skimming is become a real big problem in this country.

It seems like thieves and scammers are coming up with sneakier and more effective methods of getting credit information. Just watch how quickly a skimmer can be set up:

We've received reports that skimmers are on the rise in our area too, including Davenport, Eldridge, and North Liberty.

Here's a TEDx talk in which a hacker extraordinaire explains how it's done:

Keep an eye out for this kind of thing at the ATM: