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How to protect your ATM account? LIPPO CIKARANG - In the wake of a massive abuse of ATM cards belonging to Indonesian bank accounts, banks have warned people to be careful with their bank card and details in the first place. The steps taken below should prevent most of the so-called skimming from occurring.

1. Customers should change their PIN numbers on a periodic basis.

2. Cover your hand with your free hand when entering your PIN number.

3. Do not disclose your PIN number to others.

4. Don't respond to people posing as bank officials or emails supposedly sent from your bank asking for your PIN number.

5. Pay attention to the physical condition of your ATM machine, looking for suspicious additions or changes in the machine or the surrounding environment. When in doubt, report your suspicions and take your transaction to another ATM location.

6. Keep an eye on your ATM and credit card. Ask merchants that the card be swiped in your presence and beware of machines that do not resemble a standard EDC (Electronic Data Capture) machine.

7. Inspect your credit cards or, if unsure, call your bank and ask if they are using embedded chips on your credit card. These are now a requirement for Indonesian credit card companies and largely prevent the illegal use of your card by "card swiping schemes."


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