ATM Safety Tips

by Allison Ryan
Jul 3, 2024

It is important to protect yourself and your money when visiting any bank ATM in today’s fast-paced world. No matter where you are, you can use the following tips to help protect yourself and your money on your next trip to the ATM.

Person Using ATM

Tip #1: Treat your ATM/debit card like cash.

Don’t leave your debit card out and store it in a safe place. If you think your card is lost or stolen, contact your bank as soon as possible. Make sure to also keep your PIN # private. Never write your PIN # on your card or share it with anyone, even family members.

Tip #2: Be aware of your surroundings.

Choose an ATM that’s well lit, in a public area. If the location or people around it look suspicious, plan your transaction for a different time.

Tip #3: Check for tampering.

Before using an ATM, check the machine for tampering. Look for anything that looks off: mismatched materials, colors, or graphics.

By following these tips, you can help protect your financial well-being with peace of mind. And remember, if you have any issues before, during, or after your transaction report it to your bank.

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