ATMsafe Offers Safety and Security Tips for Using ATMs

Sunday 21 November 2004 09:39 CET | News

ATMSafe North America and ATMSafe, Latin America, provides a unique consumer oriented insurance benefit which helps consumers who are the result of robbery at an ATM. The ATMSafe program provides worldwide insurance coverage.

The ATMSafe website ( ) offer consumer safety tips in English, Spanish, German, and Portuguese. Additional languages such as French and Italian will be added shortly. Languages incorporating the Pacific Rim will be incorporated in the near future. Safety Tips for Cardholders using ATM’s during the upcoming holidays: • Be prepared to use the machine. Have your card ready and deposits prepared , so you can complete your transaction quickly. • Be aware of your surroundings. If the lights at the site are not operating properly or there is overgrown shrubbery, do not approach the ATM. • Do not let others observe you input your PIN number at the ATM. • Do not choose an obvious PIN like your date of birth or Social Security Number. • Wait until you are in the car with the doors locked before counting your money. • Keep your wallet or cash out of the view of others. • While using a drive-up ATM, make sure all doors are locked and passenger windows are rolled up and keep the engine running. • Never approach an ATM if you see suspicious people near the machine, or if you have any doubts or fears for your safety. If you become suspicious while conducting a transaction, cancel the transaction and find another ATM. If a cardholder is robbed while using an ATM, they should contact their bank or ATM operator immediately for assistance. ATMsafe is an enhancement program designed for ATM cards, debit, and credit cards and other ATM related actives. ATMSafe is available in over twenty countries. Market research conducted indicated an extraordinary customer acceptance of ATMsafe and its benefits. When asked about the product concept and benefit structure, over 75% of respondents indicated they would purchase the coverage.

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