Do you keep your ATM receipts or do you throw them in the trash?

ATM reciepts  - Do you keep your ATM reciepts or throw them in the trash?
@liyan97 (2128)
Northern Mariana Islands
July 3, 2007 12:53am CST
I always keep them, because there are a lot of good hackers on this world and I am afraid that someone will hack my bank account!How about you, do you keep your ATM receipts?
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@az03r4 (916)
• Indonesia
30 Jul 07
I thoroughly save my atm receipt, but after I know how much my money still appear, lol, I'll throw it onto trash bin. lol
• India
29 Jul 07
I keep the ATM receipts for a month or so, and get my transactions entered in my bank pass book,and verify that if any spurious transactions have occured inbetween, after making sure of it i usually dispose the receipts.
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
23 Jul 07
I used to keep all mine, but I had troubles keeping them all the time specially if I am in a rush. So what I did was incorporate my ATM with my bankbook. Everything is recorded and counterchecked there. So when I use my ATM, I just keep the receipt then check and balance on my passbook when I update. Afterwhich, I can throw all those receipts away. =) Things you would NOT want to see happen at the ATM * You go to get a balance inquiry, and instead of printing out a receipt the screen says: "Not worth wasting paper", and ejects your card. You try to get a balance inquiry, and the screen says: "Account not found." and keeps your card. * You insert your card, and try to get some cash, and the ATM laughs and spits out your shredded card. * You withdraw some money to pay some bills, count it, and the screen says: "What, you thought there was some EXTRA there? HA!", and ejects your card clear across the room. * You think you've got $100 in your account and go to take out $50, and the screen says: "Not in this lifetime." and laughs as you bang on the machine, trying desperately to get your card back that the machine has taken. * You go to the ATM, and there's a picture of you a-la-"Most Wanted" staring forlornly at the ATM camera with a caption that reads: "Wanted for trying to get water from a dry well." =)
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@LadyAbboz (238)
10 Jul 08
I don't use ATM machines right now, though I may do in the futurem in which case I say I would keep them for perhaps a few months and shred them after 3-6 months, that sort of thing. To be safe but too paranoid!
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@joliefille (3697)
• Philippines
21 Jun 08
Hmm I never thought of that but maybe I should start keeping them just in case. I usually throw them out.
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@baileycows (3669)
• United States
19 Jun 08
I trash all mine, but only after I have ran them through the shredder at home. We shredd everything even junk mail. Who knows who goes through your mail or what goes on? I always like to be on the safe side because I have had someone try fraud with my bank account.
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@dpk262006 (56109)
• Delhi, India
11 Jun 08
No, I do not keep ATM receipts. I can always check the position of my account through account pass-book and through internet too.
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@anaknitatay (1335)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
I usually throw them in the trash. I don't have that much anyway hackers would just be wasting their time.
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• India
2 Jun 08
No I dont keep them.As soon as I have got my receipt from the ATM Machine I just look at it and put it in the trash.I already have lots of bills and papers stashed in a file at home.Keeping ATM receipts is only going to add to the junk as I know I will never ever have a look at them again.
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• Kuwait
27 Jan 08
I always keep my atm reciept with me as my references or tear it into small pieces and make sure it will not be read again..anyway i dont have much money in my account which also bad..
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Jan 08
I wait until I get home, then I record them, and after I do that, I will put them through the shredder. I do not trust just throwing them into the garbage as anyone can pick them up and use them to pretend to be me. We do not have that much room for trash, so we have to shred most of our papers with our addresses on, except for the ones we keep for income tax and stuff that is on warranty and might need fixing before the warranty is up.
• Saudi Arabia
2 Dec 07
I usually tear them into small pieces before i throw them in the trash bin. I don't keep them unless they're bill atm receipts.
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@nempel (139)
• Indonesia
11 Nov 07
hello liyan97, I'm also doing the same way as you, I always keep my atm receipts at home, just for a precaution, sometimes some of my colegs wants their receipt of transaction for a confirmation.
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@andyliuzn (991)
• China
8 Nov 07
I sometimes keep it and sometime don't, since the receipts won't normally show the full account number in our banks ATM, it won't bring much trouble if some one else get it. Andy
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• United States
5 Nov 07
I tend to keep them because I keep receipts for everything. Plus, I had a friend who got $13.00 of gas one time and they charged him $130.00 but he had the receipt to prove the mistake so ever since then I've kept receipts for everything just to be sure that I don't get ripped off for deposits and things. But when my boyfriend goes through my wallet and starts throwing my receipts away, he rips them up into super tiny pieces, even if it's a receipt from McDonald's or something.
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@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
12 Sep 07
Hello liyan97, No I don't keep my ATM receipts and I just throw them in the trash. Before I do though I tear them up into small peaces first. Also my banks ATM receipts doesn't list my bank account number on the ATM receipts anymore and you will just see the letter XXXXXXX instead of the actual number. :-)
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@shekher (272)
• India
8 Aug 07
i also always keep them for future reference who knws when it needed
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• Canada
8 Aug 07
I keep my ATM receipts until my transactions show up on my on-line statement. When they have shown up, and the transactions have cleared, I put the receipts into the paper shredder. I don't need strangers finding my information.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I usually keep then until I don't need them anymore. I tear them up as small as i can and split up the peices so that they are not in the same garbage bag :)
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@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
3 Jul 07
Regarding with my ATM transactions I usually tear them up. I don't keep them for it will just add bulk in my wallet. And of course I don't want somebody to see or interfere with my accounts.