ATM Safety Tips
- Never share your Personal Identification Number (PIN) - or give it over the telephone, even if the caller identifies themselves as an ICCU employee or police officer.
- Never give your ATM or Debit Card number to an unsolicited caller or unsolicited e-mail.
- Look for secure transaction symbols when shopping online. If they aren't visible, do NOT provide any personal information. (Warning: the secure lock symbol can be faked).
- Commit your PIN to memory. Never write it on your card or your card protector.
- If you can't remember your PIN number, choose a new one (machine at the Isabella Rd. and W-M20 [Remus Rd] ICCU office).
- Review account statements promptly, and contact your Credit Union if you see an error.
- Try not to expose magnetic stripe on the card to magnetic objectives, including placing it by a cell phone, as it can damage the card and/or information on the stripe. Get a "protective sleeve" from your credit union, and use it for EACH card.
Using ATM Machines:
- Do not leave your ATM receipt in the machine.
- Wait until you leave the vicinity of the ATM machine to count your money. Count cash only in a safe place, like a locked car.
- Protect your cash at all times.
- Immediately report lost or stolen cards to the ICCU ATM Department.
- When walking up to an ATM, have your card ready and in hand.
- Stand close to the ATM when entering your PIN.
- Be aware that thieves with cameras on their cell phones may use it to record your PIN number or card number.
- Block the view of others when entering your PIN number at machines or Point-of-Sale (POS) machines.
- Do not use ATMs that appear tampered with. If in doubt, do not use it -- and report it to your credit union.
- Avoiding using unfamiliar machines, or ones that in "odd" locations and/or ones that have the swipe section on the OUTSIDE of the machine...it could added intentionally to "skim" or collect your information.