Pay close attention to the ATM and your surroundings. Donít select an ATM at the corner of a building Ė corners create a blind spot. Use an ATM located near the center of a building. Do your automated banking in a public, well-lighted location that is free of shrubbery and decorative partitions or dividers.

Maintain awareness of your surroundings throughout the entire transaction. When leaving an ATM make sure you are not being followed. If you are, drive immediately to a police or fire station, or to a crowded, well-lighted location or business.

Do not allow people to look over your shoulder as you enter your PIN.

Do not wear expensive jewelry or take other valuables to the ATM. This is an added incentive to an assailant.

Never count cash at the machine or in public. Wait until you are in your car or another secure place.

When using a drive-up ATM, keep your engine running and your doors locked.

Closely monitor your bank statements, and immediately report any problems to your bank.

If you are involved in a confrontation with an assailant who demands your money, COMPLY.

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