If someone force you to withdraw money from ATM , THEN......

India
November 3, 2008 10:40pm CST
I dont know if this is true, but no harm in trying. If you are ever forced by a thief or someone to take money out of an ATM machine, enter your pin number reversed. So if your number is 1254 mark 4521. The ATM machine will give you your money, but will automatically recognize this as a plea for help and will alert the police unknown to the thief. This option is in all ATM machines, but not many people know this. Please pass this information on to others. No harm in keeping this in mind!!
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24 responses
• United States
4 Nov 08
False...according to Snopes... there is a man who created this system..and tried to get it implemented in a couple different states..however "No one in the banking industry seems to want the technology." they think it will cost too much and that by the time law enforcement actually got there, the crime and assailant would be long gone. here is a link to snopes for the rest of the information. http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/pinalert.asp
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
4 Nov 08
Thank goodness you shared this information Cinder! There could have been a rash of ATM machine card swallowing incidents covering the globe if you hadn't have.
• India
5 Nov 08
A m illion thanks for clearing this doubt. keep it up.
• United States
5 Nov 08
hmm I have never in my life heard about this it would indeed be quite a dilemma if someone's pin was 1221 if I'm ever in that situation I shall definitely go for it no harm in that
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• United States
5 Nov 08
unless it doesn't work of course 'cause then I might get stabbed and that would suck..
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• India
5 Nov 08
Robin, dont try it. My surfing has come up with a site which refutes this fact. read it. http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/pinalert.asp
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• United States
5 Nov 08
I have never heard of this before. I wonder if it is really true. That would be good if it really was true then that way it would alert someone. I don't want to ever have to find out if it's true or not though because I don't want someone to rob me.
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• India
5 Nov 08
Sweeti, dont try it. Ive been surfing and found out that such a discovery was made, but did not become a law. Read the follwing for more info. http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/pinalert.asp
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@postergal (214)
• Egypt
4 Nov 08
I can't thank you enough!! This is extremely useful. I will share it with everyone I know and wish everyone would do the same.
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• India
5 Nov 08
Ive just been going through sites to verify this and find that it is not so. Such a thing did come up, but was not made into a law. please read the follwing site for more info. http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/pinalert.asp
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@moneymaya (901)
• India
4 Nov 08
thanks for providing such an important information , but do you think its work for all pin numbers specially for the symmatry type of number ,I mean to say that suppose a person choosen their pin number like 2332, 4444 and similar like that , he can chose that for simplicity or whatever may be the cause but I think you can now understand what is the problem in this method, my simple question is that will it work at that time also or there are some other option for that .....
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• India
5 Nov 08
Ive just been informed that this info is not true according to snopes. Please read the follwing site. thanks. http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/pinalert.asp
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@jewilim (495)
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
WOw, is that info true? Where did you learn this from? I realy have no idea about this but i think it wont be a good thing for me to try it just out of curiosity. hehe. I think this is really a good thing they have thought about. We all know that most people who are withdrawing money from atms are defenseless that is why most holdappers find them easy to hold-up. Anyways thanks for sharing this info and i would keep this in mind when the time comes if ever i would need it. hehe
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• India
5 Nov 08
Hey, dont do it. Ive just found out that it is not a valid info aaccording to snopes. Please read the following site for more info. http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/pinalert.asp
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@yrc001 (11)
• China
4 Nov 08
I think this is true.The method what you said is the first sound to me.and I feel that it is not the best measure.
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• India
5 Nov 08
I really dont know what to believe, Better to confirm with the bank. cheerio
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
4 Nov 08
Somehow I doubt that a bank would recognise a reverse PIN number because it is highly likely that there would be a number of people with the very same number out there and it could become quite a mess! Unless there is also some inbuilt trigger within the machine that somehow alerts police too I just can't see this as a real "service". I strongly suggest that anybody taking this concept seriously should contact their bank and confirm if it is true for that bank and their ATM's rather than assume it is accurate information. I work with many different banks and have done so throughout my career and this is the first time I have ever heard of such a concept.
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• India
5 Nov 08
Thanks for a very sound advice. I too doubted it, but when in danger, a man tries anything. Thats why I wrote this down. No harm in trying eh ?
• China
4 Nov 08
Really? I've had no idea about that. Thank you for sharing. Now all my colleagues know this information. LOL Thank you!
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• India
4 Nov 08
Grace, I too hope it works, though Im not too sure. But in case of danger, we can always try. Thanks.
@alphason (233)
4 Nov 08
I don't think this can be true. First. If it was true then banks would make this knowledge more widely known. Second. What if your PIN is a palindrome, i.e. reads the same forwards and backwards. For example 1221, how will the ATM know then?
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• India
4 Nov 08
You have an extremely valid point. I guess you are right. Thanks.
@don_naces (464)
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
Really? Thanks for this information. I hope this will not happen to me. Anyway I do not have plenty of money.
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• India
4 Nov 08
Just for the day when you have pleanty of money, I hope this will help. I dont know about its validity, but no harm in trying. Good luck and God bless.
@salonga (27839)
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
That's great! I hope that is true to all ATM machines regardless of locality. I live in the Philippines so I don't know if that same thing applies here. At any rate, I don't put so much money in my ATM account so even if the thief will ask me to withdraw he will not be happy with the amount. I am keeping most of my money in another Savings account that could withdraw money over the counter only.
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@yuna15 (2708)
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
Wow this is good information but I'm not sure if it's true for the banks here in the Philippines. Thank you so much for this is really good help!
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• India
4 Nov 08
Hope it works, better to get it verified from the bank. Thanks.
@AKRao24 (4248)
• India
4 Nov 08
Copliments for the Useful Piece of Information !!! - Some Pieces Information on mylot are really very useful and practical and this one is one for example!
Wow! What a piece of Interesting and Useful information!! I am really got impressed with the information! as you said many of us really don't know about this facility!May I know where from you gathered this information? This I am asking because nothing of this sort is mentioned in the literatures provided by the bank along with the ATM card to me!I will be highly obliged to know the source where from you gathered this piece of information and how exactly the things will work!Is it applicable and practical in Country like India? Are our police force well equipped to trace the culprit in the event any thing like this happens?Well what so ever may be the thing, You desrve a special compliment for passing on such an important piece of information to general public on one of the most popular forum!! Believe me this is one of the best informations I gathered so far on this site! Congratulations and also wish you all the best! Hope to have some more such useful tips from you soon! Till then Happy Mylotting!
• India
4 Nov 08
I hope it works, rao. Better to get it verified from the bank. I just thought we should be prepared in the event of such a happening. We can always try it out. If it works, good. Ill also verify this from my bank and let you know. This was told to me by a friend, so I thought of passing it around. Anyway, thanks and all the best to you too.
@meticulo (1286)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Oh I didn't know if this works for the others but it didn't work for me. My husband and I shared the same account but we were given two ATM cards. My pin # was the opposite number he has. So sometimes our pin numbers would be interchanged. But sad to say, the machine didn't released money. But I was happy on the other hand, because my money was safe as ever....
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• India
4 Nov 08
Guess you are right. If the number is 1221, then the opposite is also the same. So it may not work. However, in the event of being robbed, you can always try it out. If it works, good. If not, poor us. Actually its good if the atm does not release money on another p in. Its safer that way. Thanks.
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
i believe your message is true.my friend was once forced by a hooded man to withraw all the money from her ATM card and yes,the culprit got caught and she was able to took possesion of her money again.The police were not that fast but the good thing is they were able to catch the culprit.but i hope none of us would ever experienced being forced by evil people lurking beyond the dark shadows of our community.Bless us all.Good day!
• India
4 Nov 08
Joi, it must have been a terrible experience for your friend. How did the police arrive in time ? Did she use this trick. Do let me know, for we all are interested. Thanks and good day.
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
5 Nov 08
ketybhagat, In the first place, I am wondering why you did not do your HOMEWORK before posting this here? The least you could have done is to get up from your seat and go to your bank and check this for yourself. I must remind you that there are just so many misinformation on the net nowadays that we should not be so simple enough to be gullible. Anyway, just to set this record straight this is NOT TRUE and stop going along the lines here and mislead the rest. CHECK WITH YOUR BANK IF YOU NEED TO VERIFY!! Have a nice day.
• India
5 Nov 08
I have made myself very clear in the very first line, Im not sure if it works. So people are asked to verify with banks first before anything else. I made myself very clear so as not to misinform anybody and Im replying to all of them saying this info is not right as per snopes. My intentions were honourable.
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@rajueie (204)
• India
4 Nov 08
hii frends....ya....i heard the same thing from one of my uncles......ya ...i think is the correct information.....everybody shud do the same thing and pleasse let others know abt the same.....as many people dont know abt this type of information........bhagat u have done a good thing....bring these kind of things into light...so that every one can know.....its a good thing here in mylot if we want to share any news here.....it will be very useful for others also....cheers for those who created this mylot...... happy mylotting.....
@bonbon664 (3480)
• Canada
4 Nov 08
http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/pinalert.asp
• India
5 Nov 08
bon bon is right. Please read his site. Very informative. Thanks.
@bonbon664 (3480)
• Canada
4 Nov 08
This isn't true. Your ATM will NOT give you money if you put the wrong number in. If that was the case, the machine wouldn't be very secure would it? So, don't bother keeping it in mind, just give up your money, and save your life.
• India
5 Nov 08
Guess you are right. Better withdraw from the bank and be secure. Yes, as you so rightly put, snopes refutes this idea. Thanks.
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@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
well, if this is true then certainly this is a good thing for those atm card holders. i think there has to be some way to stop those thieves in one way or another.but this information remains to verified.happy mylotting!
• India
5 Nov 08
Guess its not valid. Just found out. Please refer to this site. Thanks. http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/pinalert.asp