- While overseas and not expecting to return to South Africa in the short-term
- Do NOT lose your Standard Bank ATM card;
- In case of lost Standard Bank ATM, do NOT report it lost or stolen to Standard Bank
That’s right. Don’t report the card lost.
Although reporting the card lost prevents the possibility of thieves and fraudsters from carrying out transactions on your account, reporting the card lost will prevent YOU, the authorised account holder, from carrying out any transactions on your account—with COMPLETE CERTAINTY.
I wish I’d taken my chances with the potential criminals who may or may not have gained access to my card.