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going to ATM at midnight

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Why do so many people go to the ATMs at midnight on the days they get paid. On all the forums I been on tonight people have been posting comments about missing ESA payments even since midnight until now (around 4 am)some claimed  they went to the actual cashpoint. Why? Can't people wait til the morning? It's just odd to me. What do you need so desperately at that time. I'd be worried about getting robbed.

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  • life
    life Community member Posts: 527 Pioneering
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    If they had internet banking it would save them the journey. I think they just want to know that there money went through they probably can't sleep with worry maybe. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,090 Disability Gamechanger
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    I can't remember the last time i used an ATM. I have internet banking and use the app on my phone. I also pay for everything by apply pay not cash. Maybe some people aren't able to go out in the day because of fear of seeing other people, it does happen.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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    [Deleted User] Posts: 174 Listener
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    I understand sometimes you run out of nappies or baby formula but there are so many people that hang around ATMs at midnight, when my BF worked at a care home he would see them on his was home, Midnight on the dot. Everytime. Especially the one outside the Post Office. Ten or more sometimes. The only place open at that time is usually the supermarkets. I don't understand why you would go to check you got paid, if you haven't, not a lot you can do at that time except wait till morning. My BF said they buying booze but you can't buy alcohol at that time of night.
  • Phillfroggy
    Phillfroggy Community member Posts: 44 Courageous
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    Me and my neighbour sometimes do this  just after 12. They work and drive, They t know I don’t do well in busy crowded places my anxiety goes off the chart  so we go to the local 24hr Asda and helps me do my shopping and we often see a few people doing the same … also see a lot of people swearing and cursing at the cash machine when money isn’t in their account.
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    [Deleted User] Posts: 174 Listener
    edited September 2022
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    Me and my neighbour sometimes do this  just after 12. They work and drive, They t know I don’t do well in busy crowded places my anxiety goes off the chart  so we go to the local 24hr Asda and helps me do my shopping and we often see a few people doing the same … also see a lot of people swearing and cursing at the cash machine when money isn’t in their account.
    Thanks for the insight, I just personally find it a bit dangerous. Using an ATM at night. I would be worried about getting robbed. My BF once got £300 stuck in the machine at 5am. I suspect the next customer got it, and the Bank was closed. Never did get his money back. I really paranoid ever since. Since half the money was mine. We had no food for 2 weeks. Plus it easier to get jumped at night. We learned a lesson don't withdraw all your money in one go. 
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