There is a popular phrase ‘There’s love in sharing’. While this is true, there are certain situations where it would not be in your best interest to reveal or disclose certain things that may be of importance to you. One of these things is your bank account details.
In this article, we would examine 4 details of your bank account that is advisable for you not to disclose to anyone, whether your family or bosom friend. They are:
1. Card Details:
Your card details include information such as the number inscribed in the front of your debit card, the expiry date on the card, and your name that is written.
Although people may be familiar with your name, but they would not be acquainted with the other details on your card. It is important not to share such information with them. It is printed there solely for you, and not for others.
Many times when performing online transactions, we get a message on our phones showing certain numbers that must be used within certain number of minutes. It is referred to as a One Time Password, meaning you can only use it once.
Anytime such message is gotten on your phone, and you haven’t done any prior transaction, it is advisable that you delete such message and not divulge the password to anyone who asks you for it.
Your CVV is your Card Verification Value, and it varies from one person to another. It is usually 6 digits and can be found at the back of your ATM card.
Two people cannot have the same CVV, and giving out the details of yours can put you and the money you have in your account in harm’s way.
PIN stands for Personal Identification Number. From the full meaning, it is clear that it should be personal to you, and not anyone else.
It is important to try as much as possible not to share it with anyone, and if it is difficult for you to remember, do not write it in any place that anyone can see.