“Please quit posting pictures of your debit cards, people,” tweets @NeedADebitCard, a six-week-old Twitter account with 2,704 followers.
The Consumers’ Union advocacy group, however, says that a scammer can hardly get any advantage without having the three-digit CVV code embossed on the back side of a debit card.
“But that doesn’t make posting images of your cards online is at all safe, or even close to being a good idea,” it wrote on its Consumerist.com blog. “Those who have breached themselves should probably get new cards. And not snap pictures of them, this time,” added the group.