ATM Safety Guidelines
ATM tampering is something that we want to protect you from. Below are some basic guidelines to reduce the chances of becoming part of ATM fraud:
- Observe the ATM for signs of tampering, which may include scratches, sticky film, or other materials that indicate someone may have altered the surface of the ATM by placing skimming devices or other apparatus used to obtain PINs.
- Choose PINs you can easily remember that are not birthdays, house or phone numbers, or repetitions of a single number.
- Never write your PIN down on a slip of paper that you keep in your purse or wallet. Always check your statements for unfamiliar transactions.
- Retain any receipts you get from a card transaction and reconcile them with your monthly bank account statements.
- Never throw ATM receipts in the trash. If you do, shred them.
- Be sure to get your card back when you use it at the ATM.
- Never give your credit or debit card account number or PINs to anyone.
- Shield the keypad when entering your PIN at the ATM.