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Safety Tips when Using an ATM Machine
The ATM is one of the most convenient ways of banking made available to bank customers by the banks. This innovative service mechanism provides bank customers with the ability to conduct their banking 24 hours a day at any ATM nationally.
When you bank at any banking institution’s ATMs across South Africa, you need to ensure that you are vigilant and aware of your surroundings when approaching the ATM and when you are busy transacting so that you don’t become a victim of crime or fraud.
Most of us have received those emails that offer advice from fictitious policemen warning about one conspiracy or another. This is no different in terms of banking, ATM's and keeping your money safe.
There has been an email doing the rounds claiming that all ATM's have the Emergency Alert Function that if you are held up by robbers at an ATM, you can simply punch your PIN in reverse and this will:
Please be aware that this information is FALSE and there isn’t an ATM in the world that offers this service or has this functionality.
If you try this in a robbery situation, you’ll literally be giving your PIN to the criminals who’ll be watching you enter your PIN 'backwards'.
There is millions of posts in circulation about the False Information, Now please do the right thing and SHARE THIS INFORMATION with friends and family.
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