Chicago PD’s Best Practices For ATM Safety - Checkexpress

Chicago PD’s Best Practices For ATM Safety

At Checkexpress, we want to make sure that our customers are using the best safety practices when it comes to their money. Whether you’re traveling abroad or just down the street, ATM card safety is very important to prevent yourself from a dangerous situation!
Worried about someone hacking your account? Robbing you as you take out money?  Learn how to stay safe when using your credit card or debit card at an ATM. Feel secure with the ATM services offered at any of our Checkexpress locations!
Check out these helpful tips from the Chicago Police Department to keep you and your money secure while conducting any kind of personal banking transaction! 
  1. Never walk away from the teller’s window or an ATM with cash still in hand. If you are going to count your money, do so at the window or the ATM. Then take the time to put your money in your wallet and put your wallet in an inside pocket or pouch before leaving.
  2. Be aware of your surroundings while making transactions at an ATM. If you feel uneasy, end the transaction as quickly as possible and leave the area.
  3. Look around before entering a secured ATM center. Never hold the door open for someone else entering an ATM location. You could be letting in a possible offender.
  4. If someone follows you into an ATM center and you feel uncomfortable, leave right away.
  5. Avoid using ATMs at night.
  6. Fill out deposit slips before beginning your transaction and not in plain view. Complete your transaction quickly.
  7. Use your body as a shield when making a transaction at the bank teller or the ATM.
  8. Keep your Personal Identification Number (PIN) private. Never affix it to your card or keep a copy in the same wallet as your card.
  9. Take all receipts with you. You don’t want to let a potential criminal know how much money you have withdrawn or how much you have in the bank.
  10. Avoid large cash withdrawals.
  11. When making an ATM transaction from your car, be aware of your surroundings. Keep your eyes and ears open, and keep car doors locked.

At Checkexpress, we can process withdrawals from your debit card for any amount* and provide you with the cash immediately! Feel safer loading and unloading cash from your debit card inside one of our secure, monitored locations.

Need a lot of cash? Need just a little?  Doesn’t matter, get the cash in the amount and denominations you want.

At Checkexpress we want you to feel safe, secure and protected when using our check cashing and financial services.

Visit one of the nine convenient Chicagoland Checkexpress locations to learn how we can help you or your business today!