Have you ever been hit on the head by a coconut?
After casually asking my husband to pick up some tickets for a recent lottery with a particularly large jackpot, he – being the mathematician that he is – responded, “You are 3 times more likely to get hit on the head by a coconut than you are to win the lottery.” Yes, but whenever I see a coconut falling, I step out of the way, thus changing my odds.
We all share the instinct to protect ourselves, such as when we dart away from a moving object or plan ahead by wearing seatbelts or a helmet. Isn’t it better to plan our protection and stay three steps ahead of the game, than it is to be forced into a quick reaction? Banks, too, help ensure their survival by the self-protective actions they take.
Banks Can Self-Protect by Beating Criminals to the Punch
One of the fastest growing areas of crime for banks is ATM Skimming, where criminals attach small devices to parts of teller machines to steal bank card information. As thieves develop more technologically advanced skimming tools such as tiny pinhole cameras, financial institutions must take proactive steps to protect themselves and their customers.