Avoid becoming the victim using an ATM

Be always alert and remember the following easy tips:

Always observe your surroundings before a transaction.
When possible, take a friend along, especially at night.
Reduce time spent at the ATM by having your card out and ready to use.
If you see anyone or anything suspicious while conducting a transaction, cancel your transaction and leave.
If an ATM is obstructed from view or poorly lit, find another ATM.
Never key in your pin before being prompted to do so by the ATM.
Stand close to the machine when keying in your PIN so that other people cannot see your number.
Use hand and body as a shield when typing in your PIN.
Remember, your PIN is the key to your account.
Never give your PIN to anyone (Not even a bank official is required to know your PIN. (Keep your PIN a secret).
Do not count cash at the machine – wait until you are in a safe place.
Never accept assistance from a stranger at an ATM or allow yourself to be distracted when performing a transaction.
If someone tries to “ASSIST” you at the ATM, and you feel it would be safer to “PLAY ALONG” you could key in the incorrect PIN or leave the ATM immediately.
Check that the card in your possession is yours before and after every transaction.
Treat your ATM card as cash.

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