Like communities all over the US, the Bowie Police Department has seen an increase in reported credit card/debit card fraud recently. Thieves obtain your card information through a variety of means and transplant it onto blank magnetic strip cards to make purchases. The Department has compiled some helpful strategies to help prevent you from becoming a victim or to help you recognize the signs of card fraud early. View these tips at www.cityofbowie.org/police. You may also want to contact your bank for more information.