ATM and Card Security
ATM and Card Protection Tips
Be cautious and always pay attention to your surroundings when using your credit, debit or ATM card at an ATM or Point of Sale device.
When entering in your PIN, hide it from view so others nearby cannot see it.
Do not use an ATM or Point of Sale device if you notice suspicious individuals or possible tampering of the machine or device, including scratches, marks, adhesive or tape residues.
Report any suspicious or fraudulent activity immediately to the owner of the ATM or Point of Sale device to local law enforcement.
Be suspicious if a store employee takes your card out of your sight in order to process your transaction and asks you to swipe your card through more than one machine.
Monitor your account or credit card statements for unusual or unauthorized transactions.
What is Card Skimming?
Card skimming is the illegal copying of information from the magnetic strip of a credit, debit or ATM card. Skimming devices can be placed on or near an ATM or any device in which you swipe your card to make a payment (commonly referred to as Point of Sale device) and can be difficult to spot.