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Protecting Credit & Debit Cards

If your identity is stolen or your credit history is compromised, it can take years to recover, and affects your sense of security.

Take the steps to protect yourself:

  • Immediately report lost or stolen credit and debit cards
  • Check monthly statements carefully and report any discrepancies to the issuing credit card company
  • Never loan your credit and debit cards to anyone and sign all credit and debit cards when you receive them
  • Cancel credit and debit cards you do not use and keep a list of the ones you use regularly
  • Promptly remove mail from your mailbox after delivery and do not leave pieces of mail lying around your residence or work place
  • Shred bank statements and all paperwork you no longer need
  • Never give out your passwords or Personal Identification Number (PIN)