This free option is considerably safer than paying bills and receiving account statements through the mail.
Don’t Give Out Your Info
Never disclose your account information, Social Security number, birth date, or driver license number over the phone, online, or via text unless you initiate the contact.
Shred anything that has financial or personal information, such as credit offers and any transaction or purchase receipts you don’t need.
Lighten Your Load
Do not carry unnecessary cards or personal documents, such as your Social Security card or birth certificate, in your wallet or purse.
Be Proactive—Check Your Credit Regularly
Monitor your credit reports at least once a year and review your account statements monthly.
Don’t Use Your Debit Card For Online Purchases
If your card is compromised at an unsecure website, it could take weeks for the money to be replaced.
Use An App
When accessing your accounts using your smartphone, always use your financial institution’s app for the most secure mobile banking experience.
Treat Your Cellphone Like Your Wallet
Keep it safe and use the password or lock function—thieves can obtain access to your bank accounts, social media accounts, or other apps that may have your personal or financial information stored.
Never Use A Questionable ATM
If there are loose or wobbly parts attached to it, or if the appearance is dramatically different since your last visit, use another ATM.
Report Any ATM Issues Immediately
If your card is acquired by an ATM and not returned at the end of the transaction, call your card issuer and request a new card.