ATM Machine Tips for Consumers
While everyone should focus more on ATM safety, consumers must be aware of their surroundings and keep their personal information safe. The companies that own the machines must also do their part, and if they use Comodo, you know you’re getting the best security options out there. Our product will ensure that malware and viruses aren’t allowed into the machine, and can also help keep the computer console safe from them, as well.
ATM Machine Tips
Consumers have to realize that hackers are out there and will do anything to get their hands on your personal information. They used to rely heavily on gaining access to your computer, but many are focusing on ATMs because ATM security can be lax in some areas.
Things you can do include:
- Use common sense
- Bring a friend
- Try to use them in daytime
- Don’t flash it
- Guard it with your life
- Be aware of your surroundings
For most people, common sense is the best option when considering ATM safety. You likely have a gut feeling when you walk up to one and if you don’t feel comfortable or safe, go somewhere else. Many times, you can download secure apps to your phone to help transfer funds, so you don’t have to visit them at all.
If you must get cash, try to go with a friend. They can keep watch to ensure no one robs you and make sure no one is loitering to attempt to steal your card numbers. We understand that times will occur when you need money at night, but if at all possible, use ATMs during the day.
ATM safety is everyone’s game. Make sure you stand in front of the machine, remove money immediately and place it in a pocket or wallet. If you would like to learn more about ATM safety, contact us today.