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ATM Awareness
Be careful when using an ATM, especially when getting cash. Follow these precautions:

  • Always watch for suspicious persons or activity around an ATM. 
  • If you notice anything strange, leave and return some other time. 
  • Even if you have already started a transaction, cancel it and leave. 
  • After dark:
    • Take a companion along
    • Park close to the ATM in a well lighted area; lock your car
    • If the lights around the ATM aren't working, don't use it. 
  • Use your body as a shield while you enter your access code, so no one can see you type it. 
  • Take all of your transaction receipts with you; don't throw them away near the ATM. 
  • If you get cash - put it away right away; don't stand at the ATM and count it. 
  •  Never accept offers of assistance with the ATM from strangers; ask the bank for help. 
  •  If you use a drive-up ATM, your vehicle's other doors should be locked w/windows up. 
  •  Memorize your access code; don't write it down and/or carry it with you. 
  •  Don't use an access code that's the same as other words or numbers in your wallet. 
  •  Never tell your access code to anyone (including bank employees, the police, etc.)! 
  •  Never lend your ATM card to anyone; treat it like cash or a credit card. 
  •  If you lose your ATM card, notify your bank or credit union immediately.
Last updated: 9/10/2009 11:09:24 AM