ATM Safety Tips

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Choose machines that are in well-lit open spaces.
  • If anything about the machine or surroundings makes you uncomfortable, leave and find another machine.
  • Have your card out or in your pocket when you approach the machine so you are ready to make a transaction.
  • Stand directly in front of the machine and protect your card and Personal Identification Number (PIN) as you are entering it. Be wary of individuals who may be watching as you make your transaction.
  • Don’t accept “help” from people around the machine.
  • Take your receipts and transaction records with you.
  • If a machine retains your card, contact the financial institution/operator immediately.