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ATM Safety

ATM Safety Best Practices

  • Always observe your surroundings before conducting an ATM transaction
  • Treat your ATM card like cash. Always keep your card in a safe place
  • Keep your PIN number a secret. Never write it on your card or store it with the card. Never tell your PIN to anyone. And never let someone else enter your code for you
  • Take your ATM receipt with you. Do not leave it at or near the ATM
  • Report a lost or stolen card at once. Promptly report a lost or stolen card to reduce the chance that it will be used improperly
  • Check your receipts against your monthly statement to guard against ATM fraud

Drive Up ATM Security

  • Keep your engine running, the doors locked and the windows up at all times when waiting in line at a drive-up ATM
  • When possible, leave enough room between cars to allow for a quick exit should it become necessary
  • If an ATM is poorly lit, go to another ATM
  • Before rolling down the window to use the ATM, observe the entire area around the ATM
  • Have your card out before you approach the ATM
  • If anyone follows you after making an ATM transaction, call the police

Walk up ATM Security

  • Be observant of your surroundings
  • Minimize time spent at the ATM
  • Only use well lit ATM’s
  • Be cautious if strangers offer to help at an ATM. Do not allow anyone to distract you while at the ATM