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10 Tips for ATM Safety

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  1. Select an ATM that is well-lit, in a well-traveled location.
    Always watch for suspicious persons or activity around an ATM.
  2. Be aware of anyone sitting in a parked car near or at a distance from the ATM location.
  3. If you notice anything strange, leave and return some other time. Even if you have already started a transaction, cancel it and leave.
  4. Prepare all transaction paperwork prior to your arrival at the ATM site. This will minimize the amount of time spent at the ATM.
  5. If you get cash - put it away right immediately. Do not stand at the ATM and count it.
  6. Never accept offers of assistance with the ATM from strangers; ask the bank for help.
  7. Never lend your ATM card to anyone, treat it as if it were cash or a credit card.
  8. If you use a drive-up ATM, ascertain if your vehicle doors and windows are locked.
  9. During evening hours consider taking a companion along, park close to the ATM If the lights around the ATM are not working properly, do not use it.
  10. If you are involved in a confrontation, and the attacker demands your money or valuables, GIVE IT TO THE SUSPECT. Do not resist. Your property may be recovered later or replaced,YOU CANNOT.
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