Please consider the following basic security tips whenever you use an ATM:

  • Have your ATM or Debit Card ready to use when you reach the ATM.
  • If you are not very familiar with ATM usage, use machines close to or inside a financial institution until you become more familiar and can conduct your transactions quickly.
  • If you must use an ATM in an isolated area, take someone else with you. Have them watch from the vehicle while you conduct the transaction.
  • Do not use ATMs at night unless the area is well-lighted. If the lights are out, go to a different location.
  • If someone else is using the machine, stand back or stay in your vehicle until the machine is free.
  • Watch for suspicious people near the ATM, especially during times that few people are around.
  • When using the machine, stand so that you block anyone else’s view from behind you.
  • If anything suspicious occurs when you are using an ATM, cancel what you are doing and leave immediately.
  • Do not stand at the ATM counting cash. Check that you received the right amount when you are in a secure place, reconciling it to your ATM receipt.
  • Keep your receipt and verify the transaction on your account statement. If you find errors, report them immediately.
  • Do not leave your receipts at the ATM.