Time to stop using debit cards?

A spate of recent debit card skimming incidents makes me ask if it’s time to stop using debit cards anywhere but bank lobbies.

Sorry banks, there is no possible way to make a unhackable card so you’re going to have to start dealing with debit card fraud the way credit card companies have. Stop making customers liable for your lack of security.

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4 Responses to Time to stop using debit cards?

  1. mike w. says:

    I had it happen to me at one of those temporary kiosks they have at the mall during the Christmas season. I no longer own a debit card. It’s much easier to dispute fraudulant charges on a credit card, and you don’t get interrogated and treated like crap by the bank who keeps insisting that the fraudulent purchases are yours.

  2. Old NFO says:

    I have also put my debit card on fraud protection for just this reason… sigh…

  3. bluesun says:

    I like to pay with cash as much as possible. Much quicker, don’t have to remember passwords, no one can track what you bought…

  4. Jay says:

    Heck, checks aren’t even as safe as they used to be.

    I work for Walmart, and one of my responsibilities is running the cash register from time to time. Now, instead of taking checks, poking them in the cash register, etc, we run them through a machine and it electronically drafts from your checking account. We don’t even keep the check anymore.

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