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Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) and the Law

How carefully should you guard your PIN?

Very. Your personal identification number (PIN) is the key that unlocks your ATM card. Short of your spouse or your mom, no one should know your PIN. Certainly don't write it down on the card, or anywhere else if you can avoid it. There is absolutely no reason to ever give it to anyone over the telephone. If someone is watching you input your PIN a little too closely, hit the cancel button and finish the transaction later or elsewhere.

>>How can you find out about ATM fees?
>>What fees are unreasonable?
>>What fees are reasonable?
>>Do you have a contract with your ATM issuer?
>>How can you safeguard yourself in making ATM deposits?
>>How can you make your ATM transactions secure?
>>How carefully should you guard your PIN?
>>Should you save the receipts of each transaction?
>>If you don’t save them, should you be careful of how you dispose transaction slips?
>>What happens when you leave your card in the ATM?


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