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10 security tips that can prevent ATM-related crimes Part 1

By Faeza
23 November 2015

“ATM theft is one of the most prevalent financial crimes that occur at this time,” says Nitesh Patel, Head of Customer Financial Solutions, Personal Banking at Standard Bank. “While banks work tirelessly throughout the year and even more so during the festive season to ensure that customer accounts remain safe, consumers must remain vigilant.” According to Mr Patel, the most effective weapon against ATM-based fraud is to be alert and informed

10 security tips that can prevent ATM-related crimes:

  1. Never reveal your PIN to anyone and don’t write it down – memorising it will lessen the chances of anybody else gaining access to your accounts.
  2. Shield the keypad with your hand when entering your PIN into an ATM.
  3. Only enter your PIN when prompted to do so by the ATM.
  4. Keep your daily cash withdrawal limit to a minimum.
  5. Don't count or expose your money unnecessarily when depositing or withdrawing. Enter and leave the ATM area as quickly as possible.