ABM Shoulder Surfing

ATM/ Point of Sale (POS) Shoulder Surfing

Shoulder Surfing

Shoulder Surfing involves a fraudster looking over your shoulders to observe you entering your PIN to conduct a transaction. Once your PIN has been compromised, your investments are no longer safe.

Tips to protect yourself from shoulder surfing

Avoid becoming a victim of shoulder surfing.  Here are some tips to protect your PIN.

  • Always hide your PIN
  • Stand as close as possible to the ABM machine, so that your body will shield the machine
  • Use your hands to protect your PIN, by covering the number pad
  • NEVER reveal your PIN to anyone

Shoulder surfing can also occur at a Point of Sale Terminal or while using a portable terminal.

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