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Remember: Be alert for anything suspicious.
ATM Safety

Here are some tips which may make using ATM’s safer:

Lock your car when using the ATM and keep your keys handy so that you can gain entrance to your car quickly after completing your transaction.

Be alert for anything suspicious especially if there is no one else at the ATM (i.e., two or more people in a nearby car; someone who just appears to be hanging around).

Leave the area immediately if you feel something is wrong. Go and use another ATM.

Stay well behind the person or persons using the ATM in front of you.

If someone behind you is too close, ask them to step back a few steps. If they don’t, it is best to cancel your transaction and wait in your locked vehicle until that person leaves or go to another ATM.

Before approaching the ATM, have your card ready, know your code, and have your deposit envelope filled out.

Keep your code secure. Do NOT write it on your ATM card.

Block the view of others by standing in front of the ATM. You don’t want anyone to see your code, or the type of transaction you make.

Have a friend go with you to an ATM if you must use one after dark.

If you’re going to a drive-up ATM, keep all the windows closed except the one you are using. Keep the doors locked, car running and your eyes moving, watching the front, sides, and rear area. If you see someone approach your car on foot, cancel the transaction and leave.

After you have finished your transaction, immediately take your card, receipt, money, etc. and place them in your purse or pocket and leave immediately. Counting your money can wait.

If you feel someone is following you as you leave the ATM, walk or drive to the closest open business and call the police.

Report all ATM crimes to the police and the financial institution.

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