PIN number reversal at ATMs if you are getting robbed.

United States
December 13, 2006 5:49pm 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.
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@wildguy2 (1349)
• Canada
14 Dec 06
Thats great information but I don;t think it should have been released like that to the open public. I like it when these bank companies and so on get this great idea of how to protect the public from bank frauds, robberies etc...then release the information to the public through mass media...If a robber seen you do that and now that he/she knows the information it could cost you your life. This type of information should be sent out to customers in the mail, and marked condfidential. Agree or Disagree...?