Risking your PIN

Research by shooping website VoucherCodes.co.uk reveals that over half of Britons revealing their bank card PINs, thus placing their money in danger.

The website polled 3,000 people and found that most Brits would entrust their partners with the information (59%), but it also found that 8% give the information to parents, 6% a best friend and 5% would entrust it to their children.

It also highlighted some of the methods used to remember the code. 18% said they change their PINs so that all their cards have the same number.

Other, even less secure ways of remembering the number included keeping a record of it on your mobile phones, and 3% of consumers admitted to keeping the number on a piece of paper in their wallet – possibly the least secure thing you could do apart from advertising the number.

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