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Ask for a debit card that must be used with a PIN to make it harder for thieves to use your lost or stolen cards or account numbers. Keep your PIN a secret. Don't write your PIN on the card or on a slip of paper kept with your card. A good idea is to add a phony name and phone number in your purse phone book and refer to that "phone number" when you need it.