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ATM Pin reversal
charles - 27-7-2011 at 17:02

ATM PIN Number Reversal - Good to Know !!

If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM
machine, you can notify the police by entering your PIN # in
reverse. For example, if your pin number is 1234, then you would put in 4321. The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine. The machine will still give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to the location.
All ATM's carry this emergency sequencer by law.

This information was recently broadcast on by Crime Stoppers
however it is seldom used because people just don't know about it.


marymary100 - 27-7-2011 at 17:06

Snopes


Big-Ray - 27-7-2011 at 17:08


Big-Ray - 27-7-2011 at 17:08

Quote:
Originally posted by charles
ATM PIN Number Reversal - Good to Know !!

If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM
machine, you can notify the police by entering your PIN # in
reverse. For example, if your pin number is 1234, then you would put in 4321. The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine. The machine will still give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to the location.
All ATM's carry this emergency sequencer by law.

This information was recently broadcast on by Crime Stoppers
however it is seldom used because people just don't know about it.


Urban Myth.....No XXXX

lips_sealed


Nimuae - 27-7-2011 at 18:30

It takes me all my time to remember it the right way round - I think my mind would just go blank under stress !


giron - 27-7-2011 at 18:32

Simply write your PIN on the card with a permanent marker pen ........ lips_sealed


Nimuae - 27-7-2011 at 20:59

Quote:
Originally posted by giron
Simply write your PIN on the card with a permanent marker pen ........ lips_sealed


My GPO training taught me not to do things like that, Giron !! LOL!!


giron - 27-7-2011 at 21:04

I was just testing. :)


scholar - 28-7-2011 at 00:11

Quote:
Originally posted by charles
ATM PIN Number Reversal - Good to Know !!

If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM
machine, you can notify the police by entering your PIN # in
reverse. For example, if your pin number is 1234, then you would put in 4321. The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine. The machine will still give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to the location.
All ATM's carry this emergency sequencer by law.

This information was recently broadcast on by Crime Stoppers
however it is seldom used because people just don't know about it.

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My PIN is a palindrome. So, every time I use it, they must be dispatching police to my location.shocked_yellowshocked_yellowshocked_yellow


John_Little - 28-7-2011 at 07:49

No. Just dispatching your location to the police


marymary100 - 28-7-2011 at 09:20

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
Snopes
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LSemmens - 28-7-2011 at 13:24

@Mary! Eggsaccerly!!! :D


giron - 28-7-2011 at 22:18

Perhaps he hadn't bothered to read the link ?
Nothing new there, of course.

teacher_mode


John Barnes - 29-7-2011 at 09:22

Quote:
Originally posted by charles
ATM PIN Number Reversal - Good to Know !!

If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM
machine, you can notify the police by entering your PIN # in
reverse. For example, if your pin number is 1234, then you would put in 4321. The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine. The machine will still give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to the location.
All ATM's carry this emergency sequencer by law.

This information was recently broadcast on by Crime Stoppers
however it is seldom used because people just don't know about it.


After reading the Snopes answer it makes the original post erroneous Charles, check Mary's answer. I may have read it wrong, but it seems to be a urban myth, jmb