Security breaches seem to occur with more and more regularity these days, as criminals continue to find new ways to access sensitive financial information. In the latest major breach, 40 million had their credit and debit card information stolen while shopping at Target stores. As these crimes become more common, we questioned whether readers feel safe using their credit and debit cards while shopping. About half said yes, the other half said no.
Here were some of the comments:
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“Cash only, always — or don’t go shopping. Keeps it really simple.”
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“I will not be shopping at Target again until they figure out what exactly happened and how it happened, and make the findings public.”
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“Having had several of my cards stolen and used, it tends to be more of an inconvenience then a problem. The bank quickly closes the account and issues a new card. I’ve never lost a dollar in all this time but the credit card companies are out a ton of money and never really seem to care. I’ve learned to always carry more than one credit card in case one of them is hacked or stolen.”
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“I do not use either a credit or debit card when I am shopping — never have, never will. I pay cash for majority of my purchases.”
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“It’s not a worry with close consumer monitoring of accounts. Pay attention to your money and transactions, that’s all.”
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“I prefer to write checks.”