"Dumpster diving" is a technique that is used by thieves to steal information from someone else's physical trash. Information related to the use of your debit card but also receipts can be used by identity thieves.
We recommend the following to mitigate the risk of "dumpster diving":
- Shred any document that contains your bank account information
- If you are throwing out an old debit or credit card, make sure to cut the card into a minimum of 4 pieces and ensure that the chip is cut