Protecting your information when using an ATM
|1. Be wary of anything about the ATM machine that looks out of the ordinary such as
odd-looking equipment or wires attached to the device.
2. Steer clear of a jammed ATM machine that forces customers to use another ATM that has a skimmer attached. Often the criminal will disable other ATMs in the area to draw users to the one that has the skimming device on it. A skimmer is a small electronic device, either hand held or placed inside a genuine card reader, that is used to swipe and store hundreds of victims' credit card numbers.
3. Customers should check their bank accounts regularly to make sure there are no unusual or unauthorized transactions. Federal law limits loss from ATM fraud and many banks offer additional protection. Consumers should check with their financial institution for details.
4. If you see anything unusual or suspicious around an ATM, or if you find unauthorized ATM transactions on your bank account, immediately notify local law enforcement as well as your financial institution and/or the establishment where the ATM is located.
5. Always protect your PIN. Don't give the numbers to anyone and cover the keypad while you are entering your PIN. If your PIN is compromised immediately contact your Financial Institution.