Debit & Credit Card
Security Tips

Huntington has developed a checklist of the latest security tips and recommend that you implement each of these safety precautions to protect your credit and debit card information.


  1. Activate and sign the back of credit and debit cards as soon as you receive them. Never write your card PIN on the back of the card or store it in the same place as your card. Also, don’t store your card or PINs on your phone or tablet as mobile devices are also common targets for thieves.
  2. Shred or tear up all credit card applications you receive and any documents containing your credit or debit card number. If you don’t have a shredder, search online for shredding services near you.
  3. Don’t respond to emails that request your credit or debit card information or verification of your personal information via email or a website, and do not send credit or debit card information (even to people you know) via email or text.
  4. Shield the ATM keypad with your hand or body while entering your PIN to prevent others from viewing your PIN and using it to gain access to your information later.
  5. Sign up for paperless bank and credit card statements. Paper financial statements delivered to your mailbox often include your name, address and account numbers. Checking your balances and viewing your account statements online is safer than having information sent through the mail and can help reduce the risk of identity theft.

If you have more questions, please contact us

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