I forgot my PIN number of my ATM card. WHAT TO DO?

@cearn25 (3460)
Philippines
July 19, 2012 8:50am CST
I feel so sorry to myself when I can't remember the pin number of my ATM card anymore. I just found it out the other week. I told my mom about it but she don't have any idea on what to do. Because of this I can't withdraw my money through ATM machine but I can withdraw through a bank teller however the fee is big unlike in an ATM machine there is no fee at all. I really need your help my friends. If you've got any idea please share it to me. Big thanks in advance! All is well!
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13 responses
@ryanong (9700)
• Vietnam
21 Jul 12
Oh, it is not a big problem. You bring that card to the bank and tell them change a pin number for you. You may have to pay a fee for it.
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
21 Jul 12
I know it isn't a big problem but I am just kind of embarrassed because I can't remember it anymore. I thought they might make fun of me. By this week, I will surely visit the bank. Thanks.
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@ryanong (9700)
• Vietnam
24 Jul 12
Don't be embarrassed because there are many people like you, including me, i do forget my password sometime.
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@Hatley (115447)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Aug 12
hi ryanong and cearn I had my son help me to make a hidden file whose name I will know and put all my passwords in it on mycomputer so if I forget just find that x file and voila theres the pin that I need for my bank.Just do not label it password file but give it a screwy name you will remember as the hidden password file.
• India
19 Jul 12
Hey do not worry. In my country we have a helpline number which more or less sorts out all your problems. I do not have idea what you need to do in regards of your forgotten PIN number, but yes do call to your helpline number. I am sure they have a provision for such cases. May be they will ask you whole lot of questions. But do not worry this is very common, contact your ATM helpline number.
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
Thank you my friend. I will follow your advice to me. I didn't made any actions yet because I am hesitant to do it. You are so lucky you have a helpline number you can contact on. Have a great day.
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19 Jul 12
My first reaction would be the same as that of Gautam1002. You should be able to find the number of the helpline either on your bank website or on the back of your debit card. Also, once you change your number, perhaps you can tell someone whom you really trust, such as you mother, what your pin is in the instance that you forget it in the future.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
20 Jul 12
Certainly fencer07. I do have the number of the bank which I can contact regarding with my problem but I am hesitant to call because I am quite embarrassed of forgetting the PIN. I will just go personally to the bank when I have time. Thanks for the advice. I will secure it after I have a new PIN.
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@luxlyangels (1286)
28 Aug 12
Go back to your bank, after showing them proof it is your account and all, they would be able to do something for you like a PIN reset or so. This post is a month old so am guessing you already done that. Goodluck
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
29 Oct 12
Thanks! I already did the necessary things to do in order to get back my PIN number. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get the original because they don't have accessed to it. Instead they gave me another account. Everything's fine now.
• Philippines
21 Jul 12
Haven't you thought about calling the bank? The bank could provide you the details on how you can claim or change you PIN number. They know what's best to be done. Just call your bank.
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
21 Jul 12
No. I haven't thought of it. Yeah, right. I should have called the bank. I will call them my friend. Thanks a lot.
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• India
20 Jul 12
Not a big issue friend, you just go to your bank, talk to the manager, your problem will be solved, NEVER WRITE THE NUMBER ON THE CARD. Prof.Bhuwan. Thanks for sharing
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
21 Jul 12
Thanks for the very good suggestions professor. I will surely do it in order to retrieve back again my PIN. I think I will not have my PIN again. I guess they will give me a new one.
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@asdomencil (4277)
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
You can go directly to the bank and tell them that you already forgot your ATM PIN. They will goign to reset it for you. Like here in our country, when your ATM is blocked because of wrong PIN input, you can go to the bank and they will reset it for you. You just need some identification to prove that you really owned that ATM. Like what you saidd you are just going to the bank and make over-the-counter withdrawal, you should already asked them about your situation so that you can have your money anytime you want thru ATM.
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
20 Jul 12
I told my classmate about the problem and then she advised me to just go to the bank and ask to retrieve back my PIN. Thanks asdomencil for the help. I owe you mylotters a lot. Have a good day. I can't go there yet since I am busy with my prelim exams. Good luck to me.
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@sjlskl (3385)
• Singapore
19 Jul 12
The only thing you can do now is to go to the bank and tell them you have forgotten your pin and request for a new one.
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
20 Jul 12
You are right my friend. I have searched in the internet that I will be paying for a replacement fee. I don't know if I will be doing that so when I will go to the bank later on I will just bring with me enough money in case. Thank you.
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@deebomb (15348)
• United States
19 Jul 12
Hello cearn. Here in my country we can go to the bank and get an ATM pin or to change an old number for a new one. You just tel a teller your problem and they should help you.
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
20 Jul 12
Hi deebomb! It is good to know it is just fast and easy to do that there in your country. I hope here too is just like in your place. Thanks a lot. I will address my problem to the bank as soon as possible.
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• Bangladesh
19 Jul 12
Better we should keep all records to move smoothly.
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
You are right. I will always keep that in mind. I regret that I throw my copy which is supposed to be used whenever I forgot it. Thanks.
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@stealthy (8021)
• United States
19 Jul 12
I don't use ATMs since I almost exclusively use credit cards. But I would think you could go to the bank that issued you the card for ATM use and show some identification and they would tell you what your pin is; or maybe give you a new one. For such things, I keep a record of them somewhere that is secure in my home or safety deposit box in case I forget them.
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
Wow! As for me, I haven't used any credit card in my entire life. I would love to experience that when I will be professional or have work. Yes, I will go and visit to the bank who issued my ATM. I hope they will enlighten me. Thanks my friend.
• India
17 Sep 12
I think you have to contact your bank as soon as possible. They would reset your pin and issue a new pin. With that you can access your account and withdraw the amount. Dont worry and just immediately rush to your bank.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
29 Oct 12
The moment I have realized that I already can't remember my PIN number of my ATM card, I rushed right away to the bank which I believe the best thing to do. Gladly the bank tellers helped me out. I am so thankful everything's settled now. Thanks!
@Hatley (115447)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Aug 12
hi cearn on line if you forget your pin number they will ask y ou some questions to verify you are you then will re set and just ask you to make a new pin number and new questions to verify that you are you.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
29 Oct 12
It's not that simple my friend. I've already done that but their are no options available for me to retrieve it back. I guess just have to accept it and pay what deserves to be done. I hope it is that easy just like if you forgot your facebook or yahoomail password. Keep smiling!
@Kalyni2011 (3504)
• India
13 Jan 13
I faced this once, i called the manager, who issued the ATM card, he advised to call a tollfree help line number, i tried, it was always engaged, came home, hubby said, why you look sad, i told the story, he told me the pin ; actually we both use the card; he knows.. I felt happy and relaxed