Jugging is a dangerous and costly crime that involves a robbery. It occurs when people take out cash from the bank or ATM, and a perpetrator follows the victim to a new location, then steals from them by breaking into their vehicle or committing an aggravated robbery.
Below are some tips to avoid Jugging:
- Be Aware: When withdrawing money, be mindful of your surroundings and check if anyone is watching you. Always shield the keypad when using an ATM and stay alert after leaving the bank or ATM. If you believe you are being targeted, go to a public place and call the police immediately.
- Be Discreet: After withdrawing cash, immediately put the money in your wallet or purse. Avoid counting it in public or traveling for an extended period, and NEVER leave large sums of cash in your car. We encourage you to avoid printing a paper receipt due to the sensitive information, but if you do, dispose of your bank slip properly because it can make you a target.
- Be Unpredictable: Varying your routine is vital to keeping you and your accounts safe. Mix up your daily routine by visiting your bank at various times or using different branches and ATMs.
We are committed to assisting you in protecting your financial well-being, and by following these precautions, you can reduce your risk of falling victim to jugging. To learn more about other ways to protect your money, visit our Cybersecurity Center.