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Published on May 14, 2009 By Korwyn In Travel

Just a quick reminder with the increasing prevelance of all sorts of nifty devices, don't ever take your debit card on the road. Use a credit card. While some banks do provide a measure of protection against theft, if your debit card is skimmed and your account drained, you are likely going to be up a creek for a long while. Debit cards do NOT have the same types of consumer protections in place as do credit cards. Use a credit card, then pay it off when you get home.


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on May 14, 2009

Good advice, yet I also found that debit cards are almost never accepted by bank machines outside a country anyway. That's another argument for credit cards.

 

on May 15, 2009

That is true and a good point. I was referring more to domestic travel (inside US) though.

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