Whenever you use an ATM, remember to always survey the area you will be entering to make your transaction. ATMs are a wonderful convenience and a great addition to your portfolio of financial tools … provided you take some simple precautions:
- Use ONLY well-lit ATMs and avoid any ATMs in secluded locations.
- For night-time ATM transactions, bring a friend with you.
- If you notice anyone who looks or acts suspicious at an ATM, leave immediately and go to a different ATM.
When conducting transactions, position yourself so that your body blocks the monitor screen … and NEVER leave your receipts at the ATM!