Much A Do About ATM Safety - The Bend Magazine

Much A Do About ATM Safety

First Community Bank shares important tips to help protect yourself at the ATM.


Words by: First Community Bank

At First Community Bank, we want to provide you with the best products, services, convenience and banking information.  Use these tips, and call or visit us online if we can answer questions. We look forward to serving you.

ATM Safety Tips

  • Protect your ATM card and keep it in a safe place, just like you would cash, credit cards or checks.

  • Keep your Personal Identification Number (PIN) a secret. Never write it down anywhere, especially on your ATM card.

  • Never give any information about your ATM card or PIN over the telephone.

  • When using an ATM, be aware of your surroundings, suspicious persons or circumstances.  Do not use the machine at that time.

  • Be careful that no one can see you enter your PIN at the ATM.

  • To keep your account information confidential, always take your receipts or transaction records with you.

  • Do not count or visually display any money you received from the ATM.

  • If you are using a drive-up ATM, be sure passenger windows are rolled up and all doors are locked. If you leave your car and walk to the ATM, lock your car.

  • At night, park close to the ATM in a well-lighted area.