ATM Safety 101
Have you heard in the news recently there have been stories about skimmers, or other devices on everyday machines like ATMs?
Hi this is Kirk Smith from Peninsula Credit Union’s Money Minute
A skimmer is a device that is made to look like it belongs on an ATM, but is in fact put there to steal your personal information.
Let’s go over a few safety tips that everyone can use to protect yourself against fraud or theft. Always observe your surroundings, if the area is poorly lit, or obstructed from view, find a different one just to be safe.
Always shield the screen and the pin pad, so anyone waiting to use the ATM cannot see your PIN or transaction amount.
Inspect the ATM to make sure that everything you see actually belongs there. The card slot, the pin pad, seals or stickers, or even a brochure holder could hid secret cameras.
If you see anything suspicious, cancel your transaction and leave immediately.