Be careful when using an ATM, especially when getting cash. Follow these precautions:
- Always watch for suspicious persons or suspicious activity around an ATM.
- If you notice anything strange, leave and return another time.
- Even if you have already started a transaction, cancel it and leave.
- Don't use an access code that's the same as other word's or numbers in your wallet.
- If the lights around the ATM aren't working, don't use it.
- If you get cash, put it away immediately. Do not stand at the ATM and count it.
- If you lose your ATM card, notify your bank or credit union immediately.
- If you use a drive-up ATM, your vehicle's other doors should be locked with your windows up.
- Memorize your access code. Do not write it down or carry it with you.
- Never accept offers of assistance with the ATM from strangers. Ask the bank for help.
- Never lend your ATM card to anyone. Treat it like cash or a credit card.
- Never tell your access code to anyone, including bank employees, the police, etc.
- Park close to the ATM in a well-lighted area and lock your car.
- Take a companion along.
- Take all of your transaction receipts with you. Do not throw them away near the ATM.
- Use your body as a shield while you enter your access code, so no one can see you type it.