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Clean Your Credit Card Because It's One Dirty Little Thing

01/09/2013 08:30 am ET | Updated Jan 09, 2013
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We’ve all heard how dirty money can be, but did you know that your credit and debit cards are also covered in germs and bacteria? In fact, a recent study showed one in 10 bank cards were found to be contaminated with fecal matter. (Uh, gross!) Luckily Life Hacker found an easy way to clean your credit card.

First, wipe the card with a damp towel. Then, take a rubber eraser and gently rub it along the magnetic strip. These two simply steps will help remove built-up grime. You can also use an anti-bacterial wipe instead of a damp towel to clean the card.

In addition, we recommend that you wash your hands often to help avoid spreading germs onto your personal belongings.

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