Left my ATM card in a machine, I think

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  1. joe_jr

    joe_jr Supporting Member

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    I used the ATM this morning (Saturday), noticed I didn't have my card hours later.

    I've left my card in a machine before, and the bank called and said they had it the next day. This time I am nervous because I won't be able to get hold of the bank until Monday.

    Does anyone know if an ATM machine sucks a card back in if it's been left for a certain amount of time after a transaction? If so, I won't be as nervous.

    TIA
     
  2. jonnytexas

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    Call NOW and report it missing. Problem solved
     
  3. Brazen

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    Some ATMs do suck in the card after a moment. Find out that your bank has such a machine.

    My ATM doesn't require me to leave my card for transactions. It prompts me to remove it before transactions.
     
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    Seems to me like most machines don't give you your money until you take your card.
     
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    These days, most machines make you re-enter your PIN for additional transactions, even on the same visit. Odds are, if somebody walked/drove up after you, they would need to know your PIN to get any of your money.
     
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    I did that once, and the machine kept my card. The bank destroyed the card immediately as a matter of policy. I had to order a new card, but not a new number. Minor inconvenience brought on by my own stupidity. :)
     
  7. Brazen

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    One time I tried to make a purchase and there was a stop on my card. I went to my bank and they told me they were compromised so they disabled the cards. Got a new card with new numbers and pin.

    I'd say that's a pretty good bank.
     
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    Not if they were compromised :stir
     
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    a person still might be able to get gas with the card if they found it by simply using the local /correct zip code the card is issued to
     
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    That's the card, not the bank. There's a million different things that could mean from someone that works at a restaurant you ate at was stealing card numbers to someone hacking into a processing server.

    OP, some ATMs take them in, others don't, it will depend on the ATM. Most newer ones I've used don't, while older ones do more commonly.
     
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    All of the ATMs here do not take the card inside the machine anymore. You just swipe it, and put it back in your wallet. Same with gas pumps and shopping places.

    I haven't seen an ATM that takes the card inside since maybe the 90s.
     
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    Pulled into an ATM on a Sunday night awhile back. Someone left their card in the slot. Took the card with the intent of turning it into the bank Mon. AM. Besides, I needed to use the machine! Just for fun, I looked up the name in our local phone book, and bingo. Called his number, and explained. He showed up at my house 30 mins. later. I gave him his card. He barely thanked me, and left. :rolleyes:
     
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    Some people just ain't raised right!

    You do the guy a very large favor and he acts like you've caused him some kind of inconvenience.

    Well I guess if you ever find that guys card again you know to just throw it on the ground and proceed with your business.
     
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    I've never seen one at a bank that didn't...now if he left the card, someone pulled it out and got the money, he might have a problem.

    I've never seen that at a bank here. They all suck it in, spit it out and you have to take it before it lets you grab the cash.
     
  15. joe_jr

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I called the bank and my card was there. We still have the ATMs that suck the cards back in.
     
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    I do that crap all the time OP, up to and including the day before I guess you did. Literally remembered as I drove thru, by time I left-turned around and came back...machine had sucked the card back in. 'Round these parts, all the machines take-in the card, give you cash, ask if you want another transaction, THEN give you back your card.
     
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    Same here. The card is returned after all transactions have been completed.
     
  18. stevieboy

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    So, if you say your ATMs suck, you mean it as a good thing.
     
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    I've found cards that were left behind.
    If I can I take it into the bank.
    They always act surprised. Like I'm confessing to stealing a card.

    Oh, never thought of that!
    I run my debit as a credit so I don't put my pin in a gas station pump. Yes, zip code and you're good to go. Do gas pumps have cameras?


    Many years ago, I was doing a job in Orlando, and didn't take cash. So I went to an ATM (my bank's BOA) and it sucked my card in. Gone.
    The bank was closed, and it was a holiday weekend which means I had $7 to last three days out of town.

    Turns out my savings account didn't have activity for a while, so the computer kept my card. (I was accessing my checking). Needless to say I was pissed.
     
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    Me too, which is a good thing, since I've done what the OP has done several times :bonk.
     

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