ATM SECURITY TIPS
- Never disclose your personal identification number (PIN) to anyone.
- Only put in your PIN when the ATM tells you to do so.
- Follow the instructions on the ATM screen carefully.
- Do not insert your card until asked to do so by the display screen.
- Never accept help from strangers when using an ATM. Be cautious of strangers asking for help.
- Never use an ATM with a blank screen or an ATM that appears to be damaged or tampered with.
- Stand close to the ATM and use your body and hand as a shield to make sure nobody sees you keying in your PIN.
- Keep your hand over the card slot to make sure nobody can swap or take your card.
- Be wary of anything about the ATM machine that looks out of the ordinary, such as odd-looking equipment, unusual cameras or wires attached to any device.
- Pay attention to false panels that may be attached to the ATM. These are known as skimming devices and are used to defraud customers of their money.
- Be cautious of new or suspiciously placed cameras and unusual signage.
- Notice if anything looks unusual or suspicious about the ATM indicating it might have been tampered with. Tampered ATMs will appear to have attachments to the card slot or key pad. If this case, do not force your card into the card slot.
- Leave the ATM immediately if you don’t feel safe or you are suspicious of individuals loitering around. You can return later or use another ATM.
- If the ATM retains your card, report it immediately.
- Avoid drawing cash late at night or when you are alone.
- Do not count your cash in front of the ATM.
- Avoid using ATMs in secluded areas after dark.