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ATM Safety

There is an ATM on the Caltech campus, on the east side of Winnett Center. These are safety tips for using this ATM or any ATM.

  • Have your card ready when you approach the ATM.

  • Stand back from the ATM to allow some privacy for a person using the ATM when you arrive.

  • Stand directly in front of the ATM when using it so that no sees you enter your PIN.

  • Memorize your PIN. Do not write it on your ATM card or carry it in your wallet.

  • When making a deposit, have the deposit ready for insertion into the ATM. Fill out the paperwork before you arrive to make the transaction.

  • Be alert. Do not use the ATM if you notice anything suspicious. If you have already started your transaction, cancel it, secure your card, and leave. Act as if you cannot get money from the machine. 

  • After the transaction, pocket your card and the money. Never walk away counting your money.

  • Keep your account information confidential. Always take your card and receipt with you.