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Safety tips for using an ATM

  • If you must use an ATM, choose one that's located inside a shopping mall, a garage or well-lit location. A lady using the ATM to withdraw cash.
  • Consider paying your accounts electronically (consult your bank to find out about other available options).
  • Protect your pin by shielding the ATM keypad from anyone who is standing near you.
  • Don't accept help from anyone if you didn't request assistance.
  • Never give your card or pin number to anyone, for any reason.
  • Alternate the days and times on which you deposit cash.
  • Don't openly display the money you are depositing while you're standing in the bank queue.
  • Never use an ATM with a blank screen or a screen that's poorly lit. Rather find another ATM.
  • If your card is swallowed by the ATM, phone your bank to stop card immediately.
The content on this page was last updated on 8 September 2022