Observation about credit/debit card security

My debit card was one of those harvested courtesy of Home Depot.

So far, our compromised card count includes:

  • My current debit card (courtesy of Home Depot)
  • Mine and my wife’s debit cards (courtesy of Target)
  • A MasterCard and a debit card (courtesy of T.J. Maxx).

Notice what’s common about the list?

THEY ALL OCCURRED AT BRICK-AND-MORTAR STORES.

We use other cards at many online retailers. Never once has one of those cards been compromised.

So, sorry, B&M retailers: Don’t go whining FUD about how “insecure shopping online is.” Shopping at your stores is what’s insecure.

YOU need to prove your security before I resume shopping with you.

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