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Here is a simple security tip to protect yourself while using an ATM machine

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People queue at an ATM, as authorities try to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Abuja, Nigeria March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde - RC2AUF93Z8OL

Avoid help from strangers when using the ATM machine. It’s that simple, but some will ignore this to their peril.

In using ATMs for your banking transactions, you may sometimes encounter challenges – cash gets stuck in the machine, your card is withheld or simply does not work well etc.

No matter the sort of challenges faced, you should never accept help from strangers, no matter how helpful they seem to be. This is because fraudsters often loiter around ATMs, looking for unsuspecting customers to defraud by offering to help them resolve one issue or the other.

If you ever experience an issue using an ATM, go inside the bank to seek proper help.

Don’t fall for it!

Should you suspect that your account information has been compromised, block it immediately by calling your bank or using mobile banking apps or other electronic banking means (FCMB)

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