Consumer Law

Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) and the Law

Downtown, at the mall, at the superstore—everywhere—an automatic teller machine (ATM) is there, ready to give you cash in exchange for a swipe of your plastic and a few magic numbers. That convenience, however, comes with a certain amount of expense and some exposure to risk as well.

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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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