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ATM - Security Alert

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:58 pm
by butterfly68
SECURITY ALERT: ATM. ________________________________ Message from a Banker
* A very useful tip while withdrawing funds from an ATM.
* Press ‘cancel’ button twice before inserting the card. If anyone has set up the key pad to steal your PIN code, this will cancel that set up.
Please make it a habit and part of every transaction that you make.
Please share with those about whom you care.

Re: ATM - Security Alert

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:02 pm
by Pet66
Thank you so much for that advice. Worth knowing and I will tell my family and friends

Re: ATM - Security Alert

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:01 am
by jenny lucas
Yes, useful tip!

Luckily for me, I only ever use the ATM in Waitrose - and I'm sure NO ONE who shops at Waitrose is the slightest likely to be a nasty little thief! Goodness me no! Only NICE people shop in Waitrose!!!! :) :)

Re: ATM - Security Alert

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:24 pm
by bowlingbun
Thanks for that tip.
A few years ago, the police told me that it was always best to use an ATM at a bank as they have CCTV on everyone that uses it, but I'm not sure if that is still the case.
I know we have an ex banker as a member, maybe he knows if all ATM's now have cameras?

Re: ATM - Security Alert

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:29 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
One reason why I never use a bank ATM , BB ?

Big Brother is definately alive and prospering nicely ... just ask Winston and Julia ?

Re: ATM - Security Alert

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:34 pm
by James83
ironically said equipment to scan cards illegally is extremely easy to purchase and 100% legal .

the card clone machines are used to create backup cards for companies .

and pressing cancel twice does nothing , infact the machine near me no button will work apart from beep but then informs you to insert your card .

the other one is the contactless cards , you can easily obtain the app for apple or android and happily walk around with a laptop in a bag or a phone and take peoples card details.
and the one thing i did learn recently , the electronic cards hotels give you have ALL your details on them .
bank details ,
some times even home address , the guy that was talking about it said this was in case you caused any damage to property or in the room it was just charged to your card .

Re: ATM - Security Alert

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:36 pm
by Albert_1604
Never used an ATM. Never will.
Never sent a text. Never will.
Never used a bus pass. Never will.
Never been in debt. Never will.

.........….Never on the never, never. :)

Re: ATM - Security Alert

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:50 pm
by Henrietta
Albert you sound just like my Dad

Re: ATM - Security Alert

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:32 am
by Albert_1604
Henrietta wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:50 pm
Albert you sound just like my Dad
Give him my regards. :)

Re: ATM - Security Alert

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:47 pm
by MrsAverage
Albert_1604 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Never used an ATM. Never will.
Never sent a text. Never will.
Never used a bus pass. Never will.
Never been in debt. Never will.

.........….Never on the never, never. :)
Glad you never said "never use a forum" :D