Keeping Your Personal Identification....Well...Personal

It's crucial to feel like you have financial security in all situations. We are here not only to help you in your financial success, but also to provide you with tips on how to keep your personal information as safe as possible. Here are a few helpful tips on how to keep your debit card pin number safe.

Never give out your PIN via e-mail or telephone. Situations like these are almost always unreliable. There will never be an instance when you need to do this with a genuine company. So take extra precautions when you're not face-to-face.

Shield your PIN when using it. In most cases, there will be people around when you need to enter your pin number. Use your hand, wallet, purse or anything that will prevent other people from taking an unnecessary peak at your information.

Create a PIN password that is not obvious. Birthdays, anniversaries and phone numbers are obvious picks so stay away from those. Instead, think of less significant dates or numbers. Creating a sequence of numbers that does not correlate with your life will be your best bet and the least detectable.

Never write your PIN number anywhere. By not writing it down, you make it much more difficult for anyone to steal your information. It's best to simply keep tabs in your head.

Keep a different PIN for every card. Don't keep the same PIN for all of your cards. Have a different PIN for each one, so that if you do happen to lose your wallet, it will be much harder for the PINs to be cracked.

Contact us immediately if your card is stolen or lost. If there is any doubt in your mind about whether your card is safe, please call 1-800-453-4270.

Be proactive. Keep an eye on your account and if you suspect any suspicious activity, notify us as quickly as possible.

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