Protecting Your PIN

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Want to protect your bottom line; all you need is a few good digits.

According to Forbes the United States and Mexico are home to the most credit and debit card thefts. 42% of Americans alone say they have been the victims of some type of fraud. And depending on how much time and effort you put into your pin you could be next.

So how do you know if the code that unlocks your personal vault is actually protecting you? To help narrow it down DataGenetics conducted a study to find the ten most commonly used numbers. And since they are used the most they are most likely to shrink your savings account.

The study found that thieves are able to successfully guess more than 25% of pins within 20 attempts. And it comes as no surprise that the worst numbers are those that are overly simple or in a sequence such as one, two, three, four.

Here are the PIN's you should stay away from. There really is safety in numbers.

From DataGenetics:
1234
2. 1111
3. 0000
4. 1212
5. 7777
6. 1004
7. 2000
8. 4444
9. 2222
10. 6969