Surveillance video from a Pompano Beach Wells Fargo captured a thief putting a gun to a woman's head while she withdrew money from an ATM.
The victim, who spoke on camera but did not want to be identified by name, said she is still haunted by the feeling of a gun pressed to the back of her neck.
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"I needed to make a deposit, and it turned really bad," she said.
Most victims robbed at ATMs say the ordeal is terrifying.
At a Hialeah Bank of America last November, a man withdrawing cash was grabbed in the back of the neck before being robbed at gunpoint.
In Saint Petersburg in January, a woman was robbed by a man with a knife after being forced to the side of the building where the ATM was located.
In this 24-hour world of banking and business, staying safe requires common sense.
An email circulating on the internet and social media claims that if you're robbed, type your PIN number in reverse, and police will be called right away.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) debunked the email as a hoax on its website.
Instead, law enforcement officials recommend using ATMs in well-lit places.
Avoid ATMs on corners of buildings; you might not easily see what’s on either side.
On the FDIC website, experts advise people to have their bank card in hand and ready to use.
If someone wants your money, do what the victim in Pompano Beach did: hand it over.
"Hopefully we'll get him off the streets and stop him, so somebody doesn't become a victim like I was," she said.