Get weekly updates via email!
tip of the day FRI 19 DEC 14
Want to look and feel beautiful? Spritz on a sexy scent on your pulse points for an instant confidence boost.
  • Good House Keeping
    End your year on a sweet note with the December issue of Good Housekeeping magazine!
    Good Housekeeping
Belle Yambao, Contributor
 
October 18, 2011

3 Tips for Staying Safe When Withdrawing Cash from an ATM

Take precautions the next time you're getting your cash with this advice from GMANews.TV. By Belle Yambao
2 Comments
Add Yours

atm_robberies_precaution.jpgDifferent modi operandi abound nowadays when it comes to stealing money from people withdrawing from Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). Robberies can happen even if you're not withdrawing at a late hour, so no matter what time of the day it is, it's important to take precautions. 

Ace Esmeralda, resident security officer of SecurityMatters Magazine, tells GMANews.tv that ATMs are a frequent robbers' haunt because they are open 24/7. Thieves also feel assured that people who go there will always have money with them because individuals go to ATMs specifically to withdraw.

You can take steps to keep yourself safe and prevent yourself from being victimized the next time you visit an ATM. Read on for tips from Esmeralda as reported on GMANews.TV:


1. LOOK AROUND CAREFULLY TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY SUSPICIOUS-LOOKING INDIVIDUALS BEFORE YOU WITHDRAW.

Esmeralda says it's safer to withdraw at places where there already is a long line of people.


2. DON'T COUNT YOUR MONEY AFTER WITHDRAWING.

If you have the habit of making sure the money you withdraw is the exact amount you asked for, it's time to break it. Immediately keep your money, advises Esmeralda.


3. SHIELD THE ENTIRE ATM WITH YOUR BODY AS YOU INPUT YOUR PIN. DON'T ALLOW YOURSELF TO GET DISTURBED.

GMANews.TV warns against a modus operandi, in which the robber memorizes your PIN (Personal Identification Number) as you punch it into the machine. He then pretends to drop something on the ground and exchanges your card for a fake one while you pick it up. Afterward, he can easily withdraw all your money.

Watch the video from GMANews.TV below to learn about the rest of the tips.

Check out these other articles for more safety tips:



(Photo by Kaeru via Flickr Creative Commons)

Page 1 of 1

<iframe src="http://www.gmanews.tv/evideo/95124/good-news-tips-para-di-ma-holdup-sa-atm" frameborder="0" style="width:480px; height:400px; display:block; background: black;" scrolling="no">This page requires a higher version browser</iframe>
Join us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
COMMENTS
Name :
Email :
Website :
Comment :
Security Image
 
 
NOTE: FemaleNetwork.com is a CLEAN ZONE. Editors reserve the right to delete obscene comments.
Filter comments by:
  • Scribbles of a Lunatic Mind Mar 27 2012 @ 11:02am Report Abuse
       
    Better to be safe than sorry
  • carleeeeen 10 months ago Report Abuse
       
    i am having a trouble posting a comment :(
Filter comments by:
1 to 2 of 2
 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
follow us
LATEST Articles
MOST READ Articles
Top 5 Links of The Week
The best stories to revisit and share, this week on Female Network  Dec 14, 2014 
7 Ways to Keep Yourself Safe This Christmas
It's always better to err on the side of caution.   Dec 02, 2014 
Top Five Links of The Week
The best stories to revisit and share--all from Female Network.  Nov 30, 2014 
Top 5 Links of the Week
The best stories you may have missed, want to revisit, and can't wait to share--all from Female Network.  Nov 22, 2014 
Weekly Roundup
Check out these top five stories from FN--all worth reading (or re-reading!) and sharing with your best buds.  Nov 08, 2014 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT