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ATM Safety Tips

By Remar Sutton, Consumer Spokesperson

University Federal Credit Union is committed to providing the safest possible environment for our members. Here are a few steps that will help keep you safer when using an ATM.

  • Have your ATM card ready before arriving at the machine.
  • Quickly put your money and ATM card away. Count your money later.
  • If making a deposit, fill out forms before arriving at the ATM.
  • Be aware of other persons near you and the ATM.
  • Be alert to places of concealment.
  • During the hours of darkness, consider having someone come with you to the ATM.
  • Park your car near a well-lighted area near the ATM.
  • If you leave your car to walk to the ATM, lock your car.
  • Keep doors locked, passenger windows up, and perform all transactions quickly when using a drive-up ATM.
  • If you notice suspicious activity, cancel your transaction, take your card, and leave the ATM.
  • Report suspicious activity and crimes immediately to the police and the credit union.
  • If followed after a transaction, go to the nearest public area.
  • Commit your PIN to memory and don't write the PIN on your card.
  • Keep your ATM card in a secure place.
  • Report a lost or stolen card immediately.
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