November 15, 2012

How To Avoid ATM Fraud

ATM machines are designed to give you money, as long as your checking account isn't $0,  but every now and then they can take your hard-earned cash. We're not talking about ATM usage or withdrawal fees but something even scarier: ATM fraud!

Jess Jiang ( was at the ATM last week, when she saw a technician checking on the machines. He told Jess he checks all the machines from 6pm to 9pm everyday, looking for anything suspicious.

So she had to ask him: What are some things I should check before dipping my debit card? 

Here's what to look out for:

And if you're arrested after being spotted trying to wiggle card reader & keypad, tell them NPR sent you. ;-)

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