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Be alert, stay away from fraud - How to secure your ATM card and PIN

Be alert, stay away from fraud - How to secure your ATM card and PIN
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Be alert, stay away from fraud - How to secure your ATM card and PIN

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Dos

· Never let anyone see you entering your Personal Identification Number (ATM Password), conduct your ATM transactions in complete privacy.

· Ensure that the welcome screen is displayed on the ATM screen after completion of the transaction.

· Beware of suspicious movements of people around the ATM or strangers trying to engage you in conversation.

· Do check if the card given to you by the merchant after completion of the transaction is your card.

· Look for extra devices attached to the ATMs that looks suspicious.

· Report any unauthorised transaction immediately and inform the bank if the ATM / debit card is lost or stolen.

· Regularly check ATM transaction alert SMSs and bank statements

· Report to the bank on the number mentioned in the notice board if cash is not dispensed and the ATM does not display "cash out".

· Check your phone for SMS for a debit amount immediately.

Don'ts

· Do not write your PIN on the card. Memorise your PIN number,

· Do not take help from strangers or handover your card to anyone for using it.

· Do not disclose your PIN to anyone, including bank employees and family members.

· Do not allow the card to go out of your sight when you are making a payment.

· While you are transacting, avoid speaking on the mobile phone.

Dwaipayan Bhattacharjee
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