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15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by segtak25: 1:34pm On Aug 01, 2015
Just yesterday the Nigeria Police issued an alert to Nigerians using the Automated Teller Machine (ATM), particularly in the night, to be watchful as armed robbers have started pretending as ATM users in order to rob bank customers.

The NPF issued this alert on its website after an Abuja resident, a man, reportedly went to one of the banks in the FCT at about 12:10am on Thursday to withdraw money from an ATM.

The police reported that three young men pretending to also withdraw money from the ATM attacked the man.

However , the questions many people asked is , How can you avoid being a victim of violent ATM robbers?



[size=18pt]15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria[/size]

1. Always pay close attention to the ATM and your surroundings. Don’t select an ATM at the corner of a building — corners create a blind spot. Use an ATM located near the center of a building. Do your automated banking in a public, well-lighted location.

2. Maintain an awareness of your surroundings throughout the entire transaction. Be wary of people trying to help you with ATM transactions. Be aware of anyone sitting in a parked car nearby. When leaving an ATM make sure you are not being followed. If you are, drive immediately to a police or to a crowded.

3.Do not use an ATM that appears unusual looking or offers options with which you are not familiar or comfortable.

4. Do not allow people to look over your shoulder as you enter your PIN. Memorize your PIN; never write it on the back of your card. Do not re-enter your PIN if the ATM eats your card — contact a bank official.

5. Do not wear expensive jewelry or take other valuables to the ATM. They may mistake you for a rich patron.

6.Never count cash at the machine or in public. Wait until you are in your car or a secure place.

7. When using a drive-up ATM, keep your engine running, your doors locked and leave enough room to maneuver between your car and the one ahead of you in the drive-up line.

8. Maintain a supply of deposit envelopes at home or in your car. Prepare all transaction paperwork prior to your arrival at the ATM. This will minimize the amount of time spent at the machine.

9. Closely monitor your bank statements, as well as your balances, and immediately report any problems to your bank.

10. If you are involved in a confrontation with an assailant who demands your money, COMPLY.

11. Don’t take commercial motorcycle to the bank or or asked the okada rider to wait for you infront of the bank..

12. Ladies , if you are to keep your money in the bag after withdrawing from the ATM machine , its good to hold your bag or firmly to avoid being robbed…

13. Don’t go to the Atm machine late at night, its dangerous or early in the morning like 4am especially for those that do go to work early in the morning.

14. Incase you don’t know how to use the ATM , the security at the bank will put you true , dont ask a stranger or someone you don,t know.

15. Be street wise and vigilant , because boys are not smiling..


source: http://techcribng.com/15-tips-to-avoid-being-robbed-when-using-atm-in-nigeria/

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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by segtak25: 1:38pm On Aug 01, 2015
cc lalasticlala..


who do you think?
Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by Nobody: 1:42pm On Aug 01, 2015
thanks for the info..i did one last night,i wont again cos i was even afraid when i left the premises cos of some guys that were staring at me.

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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by funmijoyb(f): 1:43pm On Aug 01, 2015
It's only in Nigeria we have rules on Atm machines grin

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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by Nobody: 1:45pm On Aug 01, 2015
Midehi:
thanks for the info..i did one last night,i wont again cos i was even afraid when i left the premises cos of some guys that were staring at me.
Maybe they are just crushers...


You know... Ihatago?

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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by kennyman2000(m): 1:46pm On Aug 01, 2015
Hmmmmm... Soon, we'll have tips on how to unrinate in public to avoid been raped.

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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by Nobody: 1:46pm On Aug 01, 2015
funmijoyb:
It's only 8n Nigeria we have rules on Atm grin

I don't know a polite way of saying this my dear... But here it is...



SHUT UP

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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by Nobody: 1:49pm On Aug 01, 2015
Freemanan:

Maybe they are just crushers...


You know... Ihatago?
i dont think so cos their eyes made me uncomfortable...it was quite late, traffic stuff and trying to make use of my bank.
Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by keandre: 1:50pm On Aug 01, 2015
no.6 get as e be

na to print this page keep, carry am along wen u de go withdraw

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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by Nobody: 1:56pm On Aug 01, 2015
Midehi:

i dont think so cos their eyes made me uncomfortable...it was quite late, traffic stuff and trying to make use of my bank.
Oh... Good thing you didn't confirm their intentions...
Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by Chidexter(m): 1:56pm On Aug 01, 2015
You for just tell us make no use ATM again sef.
Kai, just to withdraw cash person go turn to police Detective.

its a nice write up though, thanks for sharing.

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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by luthorcorp: 1:56pm On Aug 01, 2015
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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by luthorcorp: 1:57pm On Aug 01, 2015
.on that part of counting cash on ATM still makes me wanna lol,what are you gonna do to the machine if ur cash isn't as expected? break it open??

Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by luthorcorp: 1:57pm On Aug 01, 2015
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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by Nobody: 1:58pm On Aug 01, 2015
Freemanan:
Oh... Good thing you didn't confirm their intentions...
who dash me that liver?
Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by kulobyno: 1:58pm On Aug 01, 2015
Too many things on the list to memorize before one could withdraw money for refueling. One might as well run a certificate course on ATM Operations.

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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by Nobody: 1:58pm On Aug 01, 2015
No7 tho...


I be Jason Statam ?

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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by psychologist(m): 1:59pm On Aug 01, 2015
In a nutshell
Tell the government to provide adequate security undecided
Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by Nobody: 1:59pm On Aug 01, 2015
Midehi:
who dash me that liver?
Lol... Thank Jah for safety
Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by omusiliyu(m): 1:59pm On Aug 01, 2015
Hfhg
Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by Nobody: 1:59pm On Aug 01, 2015
Noted.
Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by Nobody: 1:59pm On Aug 01, 2015
Thanks for dis,well written.Any sane person who cant money in public after withdrawing from an atm!
Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by ijbeauty(f): 2:00pm On Aug 01, 2015
Nice tips
Summarily #Be Vigilant, don't fall a victim
Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by Nobody: 2:00pm On Aug 01, 2015
kulobyno:
Too many things on the list to memorize before one could withdraw money for refueling.
YOU WILL MEMORIZE WHEN YOU EXPERIENCE ATM UGLINESS...

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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by RobinHez(m): 2:00pm On Aug 01, 2015
Likes seriously? undecided

10. If you are involved in a confrontation with an
assailant who demands your money, COMPLY.

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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by spicy244(f): 2:00pm On Aug 01, 2015
Noted
But using the ATM aroun 12:10am? lipsrsealed

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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by spicy244(f): 2:00pm On Aug 01, 2015
Noted
But using the ATM aroun 12:10am? lipsrsealed
Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by Mayor21(m): 2:00pm On Aug 01, 2015
Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by Segadem(m): 2:01pm On Aug 01, 2015
The LORD is my Shepherd I shall not be robbed.

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Re: 15 Tips To Avoid Being Robbed When Using ATM In Nigeria by Nobody: 2:01pm On Aug 01, 2015
prettythicksme:
Thanks for dis,well written.Any sane person who cant money in public after withdrawing from an atm!
Some banks advice you even count before leaving... Some machine are crazy

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