Whether you're in the comfort of your home or on the road, it's important to protect your debit card at all times. Your credit union debit card may be the ultimate in convenience, but you need to use it properly. This includes practicing safety tips that encourage secure and reliable use of your card:
1. Never give your card or PIN to anyone - even family.
2. To protect your PIN (Personal Identification Number), memorize it and don't write it down.
3. When selecting your PIN, don't use the obvious: your name, street number, telephone number, date of birth, etc.
4. Only use your card when and where you feel most secure. If you are uncomfortable, you should not use it.
5. Never leave your card out of sight when conducting a transaction.
6. When conducting a transaction, use your hand or body to shield your PIN.
7. After completing your transaction, remember to get your debit card and your transaction record.
8. If your card is lost, stolen, or retained by an automated banking machine, notify your credit union immediately.
Written by: Common Bond