2. Be Alert When Using ATMs

The ATM provides a very convenient way of getting cash but it also offers many opportunities for potential identity theft. Some sophisticated criminals have even managed to install small cameras that can film ATM users entering their account code and PIN numbers. For these reasons it makes sense to use an ATM in a well-lit area, and preferably one covered by a bank video surveillance camera. Thieves prefer to interfere with ATMs in poorly lit areas and also those in stores.