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Debit Card / ATM Security

Debit Card Security

1.     Treat your card like it is cash and keep it in a safe place

2.     Keep your “secret code” a secret

3.     Never disclose your pin number (secret code) to anyone, not a cashier or even a bank


4.     Report a lost or stolen card immediately

5.     Block the view of others when making a purchase with your debit card

6.     Make sure the transaction is complete before leaving


ATM Security

1.     Always observe the ATM surroundings before getting out of your car or conducting your


2.     If anything looks suspicious, cancel your transaction and leave

3.     Try to choose an ATM that is in a populated, well lit area

4.     Try to avoid using an ATM alone at night

5.     Minimize your time spent at an ATM

6.     Block the view of others when conducting a transaction

7.     If you notice a suspicious device is attached to the ATM’s card slot or keypad, do not use it

       and report your findings to the financial institution that operates the ATM

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