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ATM/Debit Card Security


ATM/Debit Card Security

  • Treat your Debit Card like cash. Keep it in a safe place.
  • Keep your personal identification number (PIN) a secret.
  • Do not disclose card information over the phone.
  • Never disclose information about your card n response to an unsolicited email or request.
  • Protect your card’s magnetic stripe and do not expose it to magnetic objects.
  • Carefully review your account statements monthly.

Security tips at Drive Up ATM’s

  • Keep the doors locked, windows up, and engine running while waiting in line.
  • Leave enough room between cars to allow a quick exit should it become necessary.
  • Before lowering the window to use a drive-up ATM, observe the entire surrounding area.
  • If you notice anything that appears to be suspicious cancel your transactions drive away at once.
  • Minimize time spent at the ATM by having your card out and ready to use.
  • If anyone follows you after you have completed your ATM transaction, go immediately to a crowded, well lit area and call the police.

Point of Sale (POS) Security

  • Do not allow the cashier to enter your PIN for you.
  • Block the view of others when using a POS terminal.
  • When using an outdoor POS terminal such as at a gas station, observe your surroundings before making a transaction.
  • If anyone follows you after you have completed a POS transaction, go immediately to a crowded, well-lit area and call the police.