Keep your card in sight
You never know when someone could try to steal your credit card information. It can even happen during genuine transactions, known as skimming, because the data on the magnetic strip of your card is taken using a skimming device.
Is anyone watching you?
Criminals target cash machines (also known as ATMs) in different ways. Skimming or 'shoulder surfing', is where they watch you enter your PIN with the intention of stealing your card afterwards. They may also set up a hidden camera to get your PIN. Hide your PIN with your hand when you enter it.
Does the ATM look real?
Another technique is the 'card trap', where the cash machine looks like it's swallowed your card, and the fraudster retrieves it later. If it gets swallowed call your card issuer straight away.