Tips abound for staying safe when banking or transacting online, but it is also important to think about your physical safety when visiting a branch, using an ATM, or entering and exiting any type of building. Protect what’s most important, your personal safety, starting with the tips below:
Small and medium-size businesses that are cash-based and need to make large deposits or cash withdrawals should consider the additional tips below:
Be aware of your surroundings while in public.
Talking on a phone may prevent you from being aware of your surroundings, including other people and potential dangers.
Texting while walking is not a skill.
It is a distraction from navigating safely around all obstacles to your destination.
Clean your phone.
Our phones pick up germs from all the places we go. Use an antibacterial phone cleaner regularly to make sure your phone isn’t a health hazard to you.
Abstain from talking on a cellphone while you are driving.
This is distracted driving and is illegal in many states. It puts you, your passengers and others in your path at risk.
Set your cellphone to driving mode.
With this setting available today on many phones, any incoming text messages will be automatically replied to informing that person that you are driving and will respond at a safe time.
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