PULSE Kicks off Awareness Month with ATM and Debit Card Safety Recommendations
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To launch its annual ATM & Debit Card Safety Awareness Month, PULSE today released tips designed to help keep consumers safe and secure while using debit cards at ATMs and point-of-sale terminals. Debit continues to be a convenient and secure way to make purchases, and informed consumers can take an active role to minimize risks associated with these transactions.
“ATM withdrawals, cash back during point-of-sale transactions and PIN-based purchases are convenient ways to spend and access your money whenever you need it,” said Steve Sievert, PULSE senior vice president. “However, any time you conduct a transaction, whether it's with a debit card or cash, it is always a good idea to take precautions to protect
When you are about to use your debit card, whether at a store, ATM or other location, here are some helpful safety reminders:
PULSE assists its financial institution participants in protecting debit cardholders by providing safety materials and statement inserts, and by sponsoring the debit awareness site, www.DebitFacts.org.
For additional information on protecting your debit card and your financial information, visit www.pulsenetwork.com/safety.
For further details about how you can maximize the value of your debit card, keep your finances safe and secure, and manage your money for every stage of life, visit www.DebitFacts.org or follow the site on Twitter at www.twitter.com/debitfacts.
PULSE is one of the nation’s leading ATM/debit networks, currently serving more than 4,500 banks, credit unions and savings institutions across the country. PULSE is owned by Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). The network links cardholders with more than 289,000 ATMs, as well as POS terminals at retail locations nationwide. The company is
also a valued resource for industry research related to electronic payments and is committed to providing its participants with education on evolving products, services and trends in the payments industry. For more information, visit www.pulsenetwork.com.