Thursday, March 3, 2011

When you meet a robber

most people will panic when they meet robber.
so here is a way to protect yourself.
i'm not sure whether it works or not *touchwood* but never try never know :)
i hope it works =)

When a robber forces you to take money from ATM, don't argue/resist. What you do is punch your PIN in reverse mode. e.g if your PIN is 193852, punch 258391. The moment you punch in the reverse mode, money will come out but stuck at the machine half way out. It will alert the Police/security without the notice of the robber. All ATM has it specially made to signify danger. Not everyone is aware of this.

9 comments:

Lam Kuo Min said...

According the website wwww.snopes.com, a popular urban legends wesbite, it is NOT true that you can summon the police by entering your ATM PIN in reverse. This has not been cross-checked. You can see the full text on snopes.com.



What will a person do whose PIN is a palindrome number (which reads same both ways), such as 1441 or 2332, or who has all identical digits in PIN such as 2222? How will he alert the police? Or will the police come to "nab the robber" every time he uses his ATM?


ATM SafetyPIN software is a software application that would allow users of automated teller machines (ATMs) to alert the police of a forced cash withdrawal by entering their personal identification number (PIN) in reverse order. The system was invented and patented by Illinois lawyer Joseph Zinghe. But this NEVER got implemented.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/If_you_enter_your_ATM_pin_number_in_reverse_does_it_notify_the_police#ixzz1FXqm9uzf

Jimmy T said...

Valuables info it can safe people LIFE

papabear said...

I wish this is true... :) But as Lam said, it has never been implemented... Just have to be extra careful when withdrawing money from ATM and try to do it at a safe place...

Miss N said...

good trick...thankz for sharing

Chiminess said...

Wooo is this true? Thanks for sharing!

Kel said...

This is a good solution though its not implemented :)

LeneLene said...

If this is true, I bet the robbers will know about it too, right? Since they are the public as well =P

Catherine Ang said...

agree with it :)

John said...

lolx. give bom.