Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Safety

  1. Be aware of the surroundings when using an automated teller machine, particularly during the hours of darkness.
  2. Don't go alone - have another person go with you especially when using an ATM during the evening or late hours.
  3. Never display cash, place it in your pocket as soon as a transaction is completed and count it later in the safety of a locked enclosure such as your car.
  4. Use another automated teller machine or return at a later time if you notice anything odd or suspicious.
  5. Limit your time at the machine. Prior to arriving at the ATM site, have your card out to avoid any delay of going through your purse or wallet to find it.
  6. Cover your transaction with your body by blocking the keyboard from view. By doing this, you will prevent someone from learning your Personal Identification Number (PIN).
  7. Always keep your Personal Identification Number a secret. Never give the number to anyone or write it down anywhere. Memorize it or use a secret code if you must write it down.
  8. Notify us immediately if your ATM access card or PIN is lost or stolen.
  9. Never let anyone use your card or access code. Law enforcement officers or financial officials will never ask for these items. Be suspicious if anyone does ask for these items.
  10. Report all crimes immediately to the operator of the ATM or to local law enforcement officials.

Questions about ATM Safety? Give us a call at 817.884.1470.