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ATM Security Tips

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ATM Safety tips

Once upon a time, we believed that flying cars and a cashless society were the future. We’ll probably be jetting up and down Rivonia Road long before cash is a thing of the past. With criminal activity on the increase at this time of year, ATM safety is a must.

Here are some reminders for you and your staff.

  1. Avoid withdrawing large amounts of cash. If possible, find alternatives to paying your workers in cash.
  2. Be aware of others around you. If you feel uncomfortable or suspect you may be targeted, rather delay your cash withdrawal until you’re in a safer environment.
  3. Never accept help from a stranger, and don’t allow yourself to be distracted when at the ATM.
  4. Don’t let someone phone your bank on your behalf to block your card – it could be a scam.
  5. If a staff member or family member is unfamiliar with using an ATM, accompany them so you can show them how.
  6. Only print a receipt if absolutely necessary.
  7. Be aware of your surroundings and make sure you are not followed. If you think you are being followed, find a security guard, or, if you are already in your vehicle, drive to the nearest police station.


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