Card Skimming Happens Here
Stealing debit card information using "skimmers" at gas pumps and ATMs is not a new problem. But thieves are becoming more sophisticated at hiding the devices. Below are some additional ATM safety tips to keep in mind.
Inspect before using
Beware of ATMs whose card slots are a different color than the rest of the machine; have unusual equipment on the slot, keypad or sides, or overhead (which could hide a camera); or don't accept your card smoothly. If the slot is not securely attached, walk away. Some ATMs have a flashing or steady light at the card slot. If the light is obscured, suspect tampering. Also, try wiggling the keypad or card slot, if anything seems loose, don't use the device.
Protect your PIN
Place your hand over the keypad when entering your personal identification number in case thieves have installed a pinhole camera to record it.
Check your transactions
Carefully examine your account activity online to see whether funds have been withdrawn that you didn't authorize.
We recommend all debit card users download the TCT Mobile Banking App and use Card Controls to receive alerts when funds are withdrawn and to monitor account activity.