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ATM and Debit Card Safety Tips

The recession has prompted consumers to use their debit cards more than other forms of payment, but with the increased use comes an increased risk of fraud, according to Jim Cichy, PULSE vice president of fraud management.

"To keep money safe and secure, consumers need to better understand how to work with their financial institution to combat security compromises and fraudulent use of financial information," he said.

Along with keeping PIN numbers a secret, PULSE noted that consumers should memorize their PINs and never write it on a card or store the number with the card. Also, never let someone else enter a PIN number.

"No company or individual should ever ask for your PIN," PULSE said.

PULSE also suggested that consumers:

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