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Security Tips on ATM Card / Credit card & PIN - From Hackers

A reported ATM hack has affected over 30 Lakh debit cards, whose security has been compromised. A lot of people fear leak of information including ATM PINs, due to which major banks in the country are taking steps to contain the breach. But what if your card has already been exposed to one of these hacked ATM networks? It is possible that important information has been passed on to fraudsters and suspect individuals due tothe hack, which was first suspected in the ATM network used by Yes Bank. This is why it is extremely important that users take steps to ensure that no suspicious activity takes place from theiraccounts. In such a scenario, blocking the card, or reissuing it, might not be the only solution.

How to Secure And Precautions Tips while using an ATM

*.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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