ATM emergency

Philippines
May 27, 2008 12:16am CST
I have just read somewhere that if someone forces you to withdraw money from your ATM, you have to remember to key in your PIN backwards; the ATM will give you your money, but it will send an emergency alert to the authorities and tell them that you are in trouble. Has anybody tried this? Does it really work?
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@kaezy_kulet (2465)
• Philippines
27 May 08
i havent got any idea with that..and i hope that no one will be forcing me in doing such things..let us just all be careful when we are withdrawing our money let us all be alert in all the people around us and to the surrounding. let us all be aware of suspicious people..take care!!
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@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
28 May 08
I check with snopes.com to check out stories like this - their report at http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/pinalert.asp Some were working on such a system, but it was never implemented.
• United States
27 May 08
huh, ive never heard of that before. would be a pretty good idea though! that is IF you can remember to do the number backwards while trying not to panic! do you have a link to this article or story? i would like to learn more about it actually.
• Philippines
27 May 08
Yeah, this is also the first time I've heard of this. It was actually a forwarded email, and I am trying to get confirmation if this is really true. Would certainly help those who are stuck in such situations.
@joliefille (3697)
• Philippines
21 Jun 08
Interesting. Maybe it should be implemented.
• Philippines
28 May 08
Backward pin? No,it's not working, your making more trouble and in three (3) consecutive mistakes, your atm card will be captured.
@Insung001 (740)
• Philippines
27 May 08
Really? Is this true? I didn't know that. I haven't been in that situation anyway. But if it's true I wonder what difference would it make. I'm sure the bastar* who forced you to withdraw your money would not stay a single second after he gets the money so how can the authorities be of any help in time?
@ketybhagat (4125)
• India
27 May 08
This is indeed news to me. I sure hope it works for then the person can be helped immediately. For this, there should be an alarm that goes off so that the watchman/security can take action immediately. Where did you read this. Can you confirm this with your bank.