The Riskiest Places to Use Your Debit Card
Debit card fraud jumped about 10% last year. Having your debit info stolen is worse than a credit card, because they can access your actual money. So there are situations where using a credit card or cash is better.
Here are four of the riskiest places to use your debit card:
- ATMs that aren't associated with an actual bank. They're easier to hack, and more likely to have card skimmers.
- Gas pumps. They're another popular place for card skimmers. Take a good look at the card reader before you use your card or go inside to pay.
- Restaurants. They're one of the few places where someone else runs your card.
- On the Internet. Yes, using your debit card for any online purchase isn't a great idea, because there are several ways your info can get stolen. You could have malware on your computer and not know it. Someone could be eavesdropping through your Wi-Fi. Or the website you're on could save your info and get hacked in six months.
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