You run out of cash, go the nearest ATM machine. It serves the purpose. But is it safe to do your cash business through ATM machines on a regular basis?
ATM machines may be one of the useful inventions today, but they present a lot of potential danger.
It happened lately to an elderly man, who decided to try out one of these newfangled bank-computing machines that dispense money. The only problem was that he knew neither how to read nor how to use one of these odd contraptions. So he decided to wave down the nearest passerby, who happened to be someone the old man would later describe to police as a male in his 20s.
The old man asked the stranger to show him how to operate the mysterious contraption known as an ATM. The youth asked the man for the secret code that allows for the withdrawal of funds through a slot on these electrical boxes with buttons and lights. The man divulged his secret code and the young man proceeded to transfer the old man's funds into his account. Then the young thief told the old man that for some reason the machine wasn't working. The old man discovered later that the young man had tricked him and filed a charge with the local police.
I still believe it is safer getting your money through the bank counter. In the bank, there are cameras and security staff around.