Safety At The ATM For Your Travel Destination

Since your ATM card is a direct link to your financial savings, guard it at least as carefully as you would cash or other valuables. Follow these tips for ATM safety:

• Make sure that no one waiting behind you can see you entering your PIN on the keypad.

• Be sure to take your ATM receipt with you.

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Safety At The ATM For Your Travel Destination

• Be aware of your surroundings. If the machine is poorly lit, or is in a hidden area, use another location. An ATM inside a bank is preferable to one on the street.

• Don’t count your cash or rummage through your personal items while standing at the ATM.

• If you are using an indoor ATM that requires your card to open the door, avoid letting anyone come in with you whom you do not know.

• When using a drive-through ATM, lock your car doors. When walking up, never leave your car running or unlocked.

• If you lose your ATM card, immediately contact the financial institution that issued it.

If You Have Contactless Cards, Use An RFID-Blocking Wallet

Contactless cards are all the rage today, banks issue them for you to use and you can pay for small purchases without signing or using a PIN. But card skimmers can use sophisticated equipment to scan for contactless cards and steal your card details. The best way to stop them is to block the signal with metal, such as using a suitable RFID-blocking wallet, as already explained earlier.

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