How to protect your debit card from fraudulent charges

Posted at 6:36 AM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 07:36:08-04

Protecting yourself from fraudulent charges on your debit card might have you thinking more about where you use it.

According to experts, there are a couple places you should avoid.

The most dangerous place for debit cards is using it for online purchases and at bars and restaurants --because there’s no way to know what happens with your card information when it’s not within your sight.

Bankrate also says you shouldn’t use outdoor ATMs because thieves can easily install skimmers. 

Skimmers can also be found at gas stations. Bankrate recommended using credit cards or pay inside with cash.