I recently had my debit card skimmed and about $300 in fradulent transactions emptied from my checking account. Eventually I will get the money back (10 days? 30 days? we'll see), but I couldn't help but realize that this might have been prevented if my debit card didn't have a Mastercard logo on it (the thief did not get my PIN).
Since I rarely use my debit card in credit transactions (I normally use a PIN), I called my bank to ask for a card without a Mastercard logo, just like the ATM card I got 15 years ago with my very first checking account. The gal on the phone all but laughed at the request.
Are there any banks that actually offer this?