Sunday, October 7, 2007



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.


Sundar said...

Does this applicable to India. My card issuerer ICICI Bank says it won't work. When type the PIN inreverse order simply it will be rejected. Imagine that one has pin as 1221 what the machine will read when it is reversed? Did you try ? I would appreciate your reply


Sundar said...

Dear Ramki

You have not posted your reply to my earlier query?

Ramki's Blog said...

This is applicable in America and Europe only and some countries in Asia. In India, the banks have not upgraded their ATM's to this feature as they are hesitant in investing for the same. However few months down the line all the ATM's will have this feature.

eclipse said...

Nice! I really appreciate this kind of topics and I think it will be possible when machine providing us special button to enter pin code in reverse.

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