Like many travelers, I use my ATM card to obtain foreign currency when I'm overseas. I also use my ATM card to pay for gas and groceries when I'm on vacation in the US.
I'm very careful with my ATM card and my credit cards when I travel. I carry my cards and cash in a money belt, and I take steps to avoid becoming the victim of ATM fraud.
There are several ways criminals can obtain your bank account information from your ATM card, but you can protect yourself from ATM fraud without too much trouble. We've put together some tips for avoiding ATM fraud; use them at home and on the road to safeguard your card and your cash.
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