How safe are your debit and credit cards?
Identity theft and fraud affect millions of
Americans every year. And depending on how much
thought you put into your personalized PIN, you
could be at a greater risk than you realized.
According to Forbes, the United States and Mexico
are home to the greatest number of credit and debit
card thefts around the globe.
A study says that credit and debit card thieves are
able to successfully guess more than 25 percent of
stolen card PINs within 20 attempts. And no
surprise: the worst PINs are those that are overly
simple or sequenced, like “1234.”
The 10 most-used PINs: