Bank of America Corp. has begun putting customers' photographs on Visa debit cards.

Bank of America and several other large banks already offer photographs on credit cards, but the service is just beginning to emerge for debit products.

Bank of America said the Photo Security check cards offer "a new level of protection against card fraud and theft." It is issuing the cards only in Texas and New Mexico so far.

The photos are taken free of charge at bank branches.

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