Banking on ATM Safety
By now, you’ve probably noticed the leaves changing colors, the drop in temperature, and have had your fix of pumpkin-spice flavored everything. But fall also seems to bring on one more thing: less daylight. Now that we’ve “fallen back” and have less daylight to work with, we’re here to remind you of these very important ATM safety tips:
Look for light. Always opt for ATMs that are well-lit and not surrounded by bushes or hidden by signs or other obstructions.
Lock your car doors. If you’re using a drive-through ATM, make sure that your doors are locked, and all your passenger windows are rolled up. And leave your engine running so you can get in and out as quickly as possible.
Have your card out early. Spend as little time as possible standing in front of the ATM. One way to do this is to get your card out before you get to the machine, so you don’t have to stand there digging through your purse or wallet.
Bring a friend. The more the merrier, right? And safer. Bringing a buddy when you stop at an ATM at night is always a good idea.
Count your cash later. Wait until you are in a safe place. Never count your cash while you’re standing at the ATM.
We want you to stay safe out there! Remember, we’re always here to answer your security questions. Visit our Security page for more security tips and tricks. You can also check out our blog, as we publish security-related articles on a monthly basis! Or, give us a call at (505) 342-8871. If you need help finding an ATM, visit our Locations page to find an ATM near you.