Be Aware of Your Surroundings

Be sure to stay alert to your surroundings anytime you are leaving a credit union, bank or use an ATM machine. Following the tips below can help keep you safe.

  • Make sure any cash you may have withdrawn is not visible as you walk to your car. Criminals may be watching and target those whom they see are carrying cash.
  • Don’t be distracted. Avoid being on your phone or wearing earbuds.
  • Before leaving, conceal your cash in a different bag like a briefcase or purse, instead of a small zipper cash bag or cash envelope.
  • If you’re withdrawing a lot of cash, bring someone along with you.
  • Immediately lock your car doors when you get into your vehicle.
  • Notice if any vehicles follow you out of the parking lot.
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