Practical Tips to Keep You Safe
We live in a digital world, so keeping your personal information secure and understanding the tools fraudsters use to commit crimes is critical.
Tips to Safely Use Your Debit Card
In the past, we instructed members to run debit transactions as credit because it saved money. That is no longer true; the cost is the same either way. Now we recommend using your pin for the highest level of security when making purchases.
By using your pin – we are certain the person using the card is you and the traction is much less likely to be flagged as potential fraud. Here are a few more tips on safe debit card usage:
- Choose a unique number
- Do not write it down
- Do not share it with anyone
- Review your transactions online frequently
- Shield your hand when entering your pin number
- Inspect the card skimmer to make sure it is not altered
If you suspect debit card fraud, call us immediately. Remember, you are the best line of defense in protecting your financial identity!