pin number reversal (good to know)

December 25, 2006 1:31pm CST
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.
1 response
• United States
25 Dec 06
Hmm, I have never heard of this! If this is really true, this is very good information to know! One question though, I wonder what happens if a person's PIN number is a palindrome? For example, 1221? Then it is the same forwards and backwards! Luckily, this is not the case for me lol. Thanks for the info!
• India
25 Dec 06
I believe palindorme structure would not be allowed to be the pin. I dont know whether this system is active every where around but its for sure. Its real as i have received this fro my bank authority.