This are the following tips to protect your ATM card:
1. Be aware of your surroundings- Be extra careful of machines in dark areas or in places that don’t look well guarded and monitored.
2. Cover your hand as you type in your PIN- This will make it harder for a hidden camera to record your PIN number.
3. Be careful when you type in your PIN code- If it’s difficult to punch the keys or you feel resistance, it could mean a device was placed on top of the ATM’s keypad.
4. Pay attention to the FRONT of machines- If it looks different from others in the area, use a different machine. Also, be careful if the ATM has sticky residue on it – this could be a sign there’s a device attached to it.
This is an article from ABCnews website.