Important info about...foiling a robber

@Polly1 (12649)
United States
December 26, 2006 10:41pm CST
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 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 help you. This information was recently broadcasted on TV and it states that it is seldom used because people don't know it exists. Please pass this along to everyone possible. My uncle sent this to me in an email, I thought it would be a good idea to pass it along.
5 responses
@GardenGerty (99255)
• United States
27 Dec 06
This bit of info is classified as an urban myth. Anytime you have a question about the truth of some information you gain from the internet or in an e-mail, you can go to snopes.com and search it out. This is a fairly new myth, snopes says it started in September of this year.
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
27 Dec 06
Thanks for that info, I wonder if it would work though. I will have to remember to check the snopes.com the next time I recieve an email like this. I apologize if this is wrong and I have mislead anyone.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I wrote that site down thanks. I usually go to my search engine but that might work too.
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
5 Jan 07
more good information I think you provided a great service here
• United States
5 Jan 07
Good to know, but hard to remember. I have problems remembering my pin altogether!
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
6 Jan 07
I have learned since I posted this that it is a hoax. I apologize for misleading anyone.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I think that is great if true and I will certainly try to remember it thanks and God Bless
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
6 Jan 07
I have since learned that this is a hoax, from another mylot member.
@disvachic (10123)
• United States
27 Dec 06
Yea i heard it was a myth to,but you didn't know.Take Care and I hope you have a Happy New Year!!
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I wish you a joyous New Year. This is one time I wish we could delete discussions that we have started. I am glad the first responder let me know this was a myth. This is such a friendly site with some understanding people here.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I didn't know you could give pin # That is good imformation. thank you.
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I apologize, this is a myth, I went to snopes.com and found that out. The first responder told me about the snopes.com.