|Just got this in an e-mail. I guess I could check snopes, but figured someone here would know and I'd just rather ask y'all.
"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."
|No, it's not true....
|I think that would be a bad idea if it were true. IMO, I think it's common for people to enter their pin backwards. Not for me, just for some people.|
|Funny... what if your PIN is a palindrome, like
I can see someone every payday up against the wall, police weapons drawn...
Interesting that the technology exists but was not embraced by the banking system.