Our San Francisco branch is temporarily closed due to shelter in place guidelines and the occasional impact this has on our ability to staff all of our branches. The following branches are open: Campbell, Cupertino, Dublin, Fremont, Milpitas, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Teresa, and Sunnyvale. Branch ATMs remain operational.
Click here for branch locations and hours.
For many people, debit cards are the perfect plastic. They offer most of the conveniences of credit cards with no risk of accumulating debt.
But like credit cards, debit cards are vulnerable to rip-off artists. And debit card fraud is particularly scary because thieves can withdraw money directly from your checking account.
Here's how debit fraud happens and how to protect yourself.
Debit card fraud can be sophisticated or old-school. Thieves use techniques including:
Adopt these simple habits to greatly reduce your odds of falling victim to debit card fraud:
Even if you've taken precautions, debit card fraud can still happen. If your card gets hacked, don't panic. Tell your bank or credit union right away so you won't be held responsible for unauthorized charges, and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
© Copyright 2016 NerdWallet, Inc. All Rights Reserved