These days, protecting yourself from ATM fraud means more than covering the keypad as you enter your Personal Identification Number (PIN). Just as technology continues to evolve, financial scammers update their methods accordingly. From big data breaches to seasonal fraud such as tax scams, it can be hard to keep up with the latest schemes. […]
Stay safe and secure when using an ATM with these basic security tips:
- Don’t approach an ATM if the area does not appear safe and well-lit.
- Consider having someone else accompany you if it’s dark outside.
- Don’t leave your vehicle running and unattended while using a walk-up ATM.
- Consider canceling your transaction and leaving if you notice anything suspicious while conducting the transaction.
- Minimize your time at the ATM by having your card ready.
- Don’t leave the ATM with your wallet and/or cash exposed.
- Make sure no one is watching when you enter your PIN.
- Be sure to take your receipt.
- If followed from an ATM, go to a location where there are people and activity.
- Keep your car running and doors locked when using a drive-up ATM.
- If you notice anything or anyone suspicious, call the police immediately.