How do I avoid ATM skimming?
ATM skimming occurs when hidden electronics are attached to an ATM or EFTPOS to steal card details, such as PIN numbers and personal information, and use them to access cash in the account.
Here are some steps to avoid ATM skimming:
- Pay attention to the card reader slot and the ATM keypad area
- Use the chip capability of your card, instead of swiping when you make a purchase
- Inspect the front of the ATM for unusual or non-standard appearances around the card slot reader such as scratches, marks, adhesive and tape residue that could indicate that the ATM has been tampered with
- Use your hand to cover the keypad when entering your PIN
If you notice anything unusual, please contact us immediately.