(NC)-Canadians are the second largest users of debit cards and as the busy holiday shopping season approaches, we're sure to be putting both our credit and debit cards to use. Therefore it's always important to be vigilant about ensuring your cards' security, whether you are shopping online or in-store. RBC has put together some helpful tips to keep in mind this holiday season:
When shopping online, more and more online merchants are adding the extra protection of Verified by Visa (VbV) to their online shopping sites. VbV is intended to make your online shopping using a Visa card more secure. For participating retailers, check the VISA.ca website.
If you prefer the hustle and bustle of the in-store shopping experience, protect yourself as follows:
No matter how you shop, online or in-person, always:
RBC provides a great resource of information, tips and advice about protecting yourself against potential fraud at www.rbc.com/privacysecurity.