Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

Well before using an ATM:

  • Avoid using ATM’s between 7 p.m. and midnight – 50% of crime at ATM’s occurs during these hours
  • Try to choose an ATM which is:
    • Well lit
    • In a busy area
    • A drive through

Before using an ATM:

  • Have card ready
  • Have forms filled out

While using an ATM:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Watch for suspicious people and activity
  • Use mirrors at the ATM to watch behind you

If using a drive-through ATM:

  • Keep car running
  • Only open the driver’s window

After using ATM:

  • Don’t count or display money

After withdrawing money:

  • Don’t show the money
  • Don’t stay in the area

If someone approaches:

  • Drive away quickly


Thanks for reading!