General Safety Tips

Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you.
Always inform relatives or friends of your destination / whereabouts.
When you are in doubt about the safety of an area, call the Police or leave immediately.
If someone or something makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave, trust your instincts.
Try not to walk in remote places at night.
Know the neighbourhoods where you work and live.
Do not admit to strangers that you are alone.
When robbed do not resist, especially if the perpetrator has a weapon give your purse or valuables with no questions asked.
Avoid carrying a large amount of money.
Do not wear extravagant clothes and jewellery
Wherever you are, be alert.

Auto Teller Machine (ATM)

Avoid becoming a victim
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.

Office Security

Never leave handbags on desks or wallets in coats in your absence.
Always keep your money in a safe place.
Do not keep valuables such as cell phones and laptops unattended.
Be careful with your keys.
Close windows in your absence.

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