Recently, I had my credit/debit card from my bank "stolen." The thieves somehow got my card number and information and took quite a bit of money from my account. Fortunately, I was able to recover it all.
The whole process was stressful and time consuming. My account was frozen so I could not access my money, I had to get issued a new card which took weeks, and I had to dispute the charges made.
There were two main purchases made using my card. One purchase was made online from all the way across the country! The other was an in-person transaction made at a store downstate from where I live. The bank told me that someone made a fake card using my card's information, and that's how that purchase was made. Is that something that can be done or were they just telling me that for whatever reason?
Now that everything is back to normal, I want to know how to prevent this from happening again. What caused this in the first place? Was it just my carelessness? How can I ensure that this does not happen again?