Precautions you need to take while using ATM machines

As a recent video went viral from Delhi where an ATM machine had a camera and card cloning machine installed, it's very important for citizens to protect their card details while using an ATM machine

Precautions you need to take while using ATM machines

A video has been doing the rounds on social media where an ATM machine in Delhi had been allegedly cloning cards when people used the machine. Quote tweeted by Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar, the man in the video demonstrates how the ATM machine of Canara Bank tries to clone debit cards. 

Things to know before using an ATM machine: 

Memorise your PIN. Do not write it down anywhere and certainly never on the card itself

Your card is for your own personal use. Do not share your PIN or card with anyone, not even your friends or family

"Shoulder surfer" can peep at your PIN as you enter it. So stand close to the ATM machine and use your body and hand to shield the keypad as you enter the PIN

Do not take help from strangers for using the ATM card or handling your cash

Press the 'Cancel' key before moving away from the ATM. Remember to take your card and transaction slip with you

If you take transaction slip, shred it immediately after use

If your ATM card is lost or stolen, report it to your card-issuing bank immediately

When you deposit a cheque or card into your ATM, check the credit entry in your account after a couple of days. If there is any discrepancy, report it to your bank

If your card gets stuck in the ATM, or if cash is not dispensed after you having keyed in a transaction,call your bank immediately

If you have any complaint about your ATM/Debit/Credit card transaction at an ATM, you must take it up with the bank that issued the card to you

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