You can help safeguard your information with the following practices:

  1. Protect your PIN # - Memorize your PIN #, do not keep this number in your wallet or purse. Do not write this number on the back of your card. Also, if you change your PIN #, select a unique PIN # and avoid using numbers such as birth date, phone number or last 4 digits of your social security number.
  2. Use secure sites when shopping online - When you are shopping online, do not provide your personal or financial information through a company’s website until you have checked for indicators that the site is secure (look for a lock icon on the browser’s status bar or a website URL that begins with “https:” the “s” stands for secure). Unfortunately, no indicator is a guarantee. So make sure that the site you are shopping is a trusted source.