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Card Safety

Consumer Safety Tips

To enjoy the many conveniences of using an electronic banking, you should make ATM/Check Card Safety a priority.  Here are some safety tips:
  • Report a lost or stolen card at once.
  • Do not tell share your PIN (personal identification number) with anyone. No one needs to know this information including your financial institution.
  • Review your account statements carefully.
  • Protect your card’s magnetic stripe. If exposed to other magnetic surfaces, it can deactivate your card’s stripe.
  • Never give out your card information to an unsolicited or unexpected email.
  • Make sure your internet sites used for shopping are secure.
  • Observe your surroundings when attempting to use an ATM and make sure no one is around that looks suspicious.
  • If others are around, block the ATM to prevent others from seeing the PIN you are entering.
  • If the ATM you wish to use is located in a poorly lit area, go to another ATM.
  • Never allow anyone to assist you in entering your PIN number.