Let's face it, you're more likely to put a 99-cent pack of gum on your debit card than you are to have an extra dollar on you.
Using a credit or debit card everywhere you go is normal, and recent technologies have made the transaction process more safe and secure than ever before. However, using your cards comes along with an inherent risk of fraud.
In an age of computer hacking and data breaches, the need to keep your bank account information secure is more important than ever. And, even if the tangible card never leaves your possession, the account information can still be compromised.