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Credit Cards & ATM's

ATM Security & Credit Card Protection

 

The below information is provided to help you protect yourself when using ATM's or credit cards:

 

  • Be aware of your surroundings and take notice of anyone who does not appear to be there for banking purposes.
  • When you enter your PIN, position yourself so that people around you cannot see the keypad.
  • After completing your transaction, use discretion when counting money.
  • When using the machines in a low traffic area or late at night, try to bring a companion with you.
  • Don't give out your PIN to anyone. Even if it’s someone stating they are from your bank and need to verify your PIN, do not give it to them.
  • Don't lend your card to anyone, not even your roommate.
  • Report lost or stolen cards to your bank and to the police.
  • Don't leave credit cards or personal checks unattended.
  • When writing a check, never let the sales person write down a credit card number.
  • Destroy all carbon copies from a credit card purchase.  Shred the receipt to preclude someone getting the information.
  • Shred or tear up unused applications, especially those received in the mail stating you have been pre-approved.
  • If you receive a letter stating that you have received a credit card in the mail and you have not received it, notify the company immediately.

 

If you believe you have become a victim of this or any other crime contact Campus Police at (843)661-1109 or the local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where the offense occurred.

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