3 Tips To Keep ATM Transaction Secure

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We do lot of transactions at at an ATM apart from the usual cash withdrawals. Make sure only one card holder is present at one kiosk at a time.

Here are Do's and Don'ts to keep transaction safe and secure at ATMs

3 Tips To Keep ATM Transaction Secure

1) Security of PIN

  • He/she should never lend his/her card to anyone.
  • Do not write PIN on the card.
  • Never share PIN with anyone or seek help from anybody by handing over the card and revealing the PIN.
  • Never let anyone see the PIN while it is being entered at the ATM
  • Never use a PIN that could be easily guessed. e.g. his/her birthday, birthday of spouse or telephone number.
2) Card safety
  • Never leave card in the ATM/WLA.
  • Register mobile number with the card issuing bank for getting alerts for ATM /WLA transactions. 
  • Any unauthorized card transaction in the account, if observed, should be immediately reported to the card issuing bank.
3) Suspicious Activities
  • Beware of any extra devices attached to the ATMs/WLAs. These may be put to capture customer's data fraudulently. If any such device is found, inform the security guard / bank/ white label ATM entity maintaining it immediately.
  • Keep an eye on suspicious movements of people around ATMs/WLAs.
  • Customer should beware of strangers trying to engaging him/her in conversation or offering assistance / help in operating the ATM.

Remember that bank officials will never ask for card details or PIN over telephone / email. So, do not respond to any vishing / phishing mails from people indicating that they represent your bank.

Source: RBI

    Read more about: atm, debit cards
    Story first published: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 11:08 [IST]
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