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Be Fraud Aware! Debit Card Travel Safety

Be Fraud Aware! Debit Card Travel Safety

As holiday season begins, we wanted to share with you, our members, some of the top tips for keeping your debit card safe when travelling this summer.

Tip 1: Never leave your card out of your sight.

Ensure you carry your debit card in a secure way. This is important to prevent theft when visiting busy tourist attractions. Take care to shield your PIN when using your debit card at an ATM.


Tip 2: Ensure we have your correct contact details.

It’s vital that we have the right mobile number for you to verify your transactions. Your card may be suspended if we can’t confirm that YOU are using it.


Tip 3: Have a backup plan.

Plan for your holidays by setting up your debit card for Apple Pay Google Pay and Fitbit Pay onto your iPhone, Android or Fitbit devices to make payments. This will provide a backup for you if you misplace your wallet. You should also consider having a second card as a backup while abroad.


Tip 4: When using your debit card abroad, pay in the local currency to avoid incurring an unfavourable exchange rate on the transaction.

Consider bringing local currency as a backup for areas that may not accept debit card.


Tip 5: Save Card Services contact details +353 1 693 3333 in your mobile phone in case of an emergency such as needing to block your card if it is lost or stolen.