Nowadays, debit or credit cards are available to almost every working person or anyone who regularly receives any payments or transfers to their account. It may seem that using these cards is easy, but very often people make mistakes.
You use a credit card only in emergencies
Most people apply for a credit card but only plan to use it in an emergency. It is risky not to use the credit card assigned to you for a long time, because as soon as you make your first money transaction, you will have to pay a fee for the entire period that the credit card is in your possession.
Use a credit card for everyday purchases
Some people believe that credit cards can be used to make any purchases. This is partly true, but credit cards should not be used for everyday purchases such as groceries. Making such purchases very often leads to an overpayment, since it is very difficult to control these purchases.
You use ATM too often
Paying with bank cards is much faster and more convenient than paying in cash. However, many people prefer to shop and pay for their services in cash. To withdraw cash, you need to withdraw it from an ATM. Most people use ATMs incorrectly – take out small amounts all the time and often. Many banks charge a small fee for withdrawing money, so it would be wiser to either pay only with a bank card or withdraw a larger amount from an ATM so that you do not have to pay a fee on a regular basis.
You do not store your PIN in a safe place
From the very beginning of bank security controls, it was known that the pin code of a bank card is very important. It must not be disclosed to others and you must keep the PIN code in a safe place or simply remember it. Despite these frequent and logical reminders of the security of bank cards, many people keep pin information in their wallet or reveal important information to untrustworthy people.
You ignore automatic payouts
When setting up automatic payments, you should always remember the dates when these payments are made and the amounts you have entered. There are times when people make reckless spending before automatic payments are made, which can lead to unexpected encumbrances or card overdrafts.
You provide card information in suspicious online stores
Nowadays, many people are shopping online. Many online stores are reliable and popular, and you can shop safely, but sometimes it is not possible to buy what you need on a certain site. Then you try to find something on other Internet sites, and these sites may not be safe at all. It is very important to pay attention to where you provide banking information so that it does not fall into the hands of scammers!