Many banks offer a service in which they will email, text or call whenever your debit or credit card has been used, even if it’s for legitimate charges. The goal: You know immediately if someone who shouldn’t be tapping your account is doing so. You can set up the alerts for any amount. For credit cards I rarely use, I’ve set alerts to zero; that way I’m notified about any activity. I put higher dollar amounts on my high-use accounts so I don’t get bombarded.
How to start: Simply go to your bank’s website or visit a branch to get set up.