Important info about...foiling a robber
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.
• 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.