ATM Do's and Don'ts

When using an ATM, certain precautions will help keep your money safe. Here are just a few ATM Do's and Dont's we've put together.


  • Keep your PIN secret.
  • Choose a well-lit ATM location that can be seen from the street.
  • Park your car as close to the ATM as possible.
  • Know exactly what you are going to do before you leave your car to approach the ATM.
  • Stand directly in front of the machine when using the ATM. This will block the view of anyone behind you.


  • Write your PIN on your access card.
  • Get out of your car unless you have looked around to check for anyone lurking around the ATM.
  • Approach the ATM while someone else is using it unless you are using a very busy machine.
  • Park your car where another vehicle can block you in.
  • Stand at the ATM and count your money. Immediately return to your car as soon as the screen clears.