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ATM Safety

Stay alert at the ATMs

  • Be aware of your surroundings especially at night.
  • Use your debit card only at established, well-lit ATMs with security cameras in place.
  • Keep your car doors locked and windows closed as you approach drive-up ATM.
  • Have your card ready when you approach the ATM.
  • Check the ATM for a card skimmer.  A card skimmer is a device attached to the payment terminal of an ATM that is used to steal your card information when inserting your card to withdraw money. You can often spot a card skimmer with your own inspection. If the card reader slot feels loose or is oddly a different color scheme than the bank's branding, or the keyboard doesn't feel right (too thick, buttons don't press easily, etc.), these are often signs that a skimmer is in place.
  • Shield the ATM keyboard with your body to prevent anyone from observing your PIN input.
  • Don't write your PIN number and never leave it out in the open or keep in your purse or wallet.
  • Don't give or lend your debit card to anyone.
  • Do not count or visually display any money received at the ATM.
  • Always take your transaction receipts with you.
  • Always check and ensure that your card is not left at the ATM at the end of the transaction.
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