We’ve all been warned about identity theft, so most people have learned how to safeguard their information. Unfortunately, criminals are always coming up with new schemes to steal your data. For example, the FBI reports an increase in “camera phone captures” while the public enjoys the convenience of having a camera built into their cell phones, so do identity thieves. That’s because they use the small, inconspicuous devices to capture images or take small videos when you access personal information – like entering your pin when using an ATM.
So, no matter when or where you are using your debit card, be aware of your surroundings and pay close attention to anyone who might be lurking behind you.