Forced criminal ATM cash withdrawals - Is this true?

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  1. wingman

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    I've heard that if you are forced by a robber to withdraw cash under threat at an ATM.....

    If you enter your PIN number in reverse, the ATM will still dispense the cash BUT the code will automatically alert the bank and police.

    Is this true? Or is it a LOB?

    PS. I can't even remember my PIN conventionally, never mind backwards!
     
  2. DBK

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    A quick Google suggests it is a myth. :)
     
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    It's a myth, I'm afraid.
     
  4. Hymie

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    From someone who has just retired after years in the ATM business I can confirm that is a complete myth.


    Hymie
     
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  5. Speve

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    That certainly is a load of old goolies
     
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  6. Tea Bag

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    Hi.
    And i though "Goolies" were.... Mithess.......
     
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  7. Puddleduck

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    Pity though..... wish there was a code you could put in to raise some sort of alert.
     
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  8. Judge Mental

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    The only time it has happened to me was by Portuguese police:whistle:
     
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  9. Don Quixote

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    I tried that with the wife and whilst she had my arm twisted up my back. Waited for police and bank staff.......... only thing I got was a black eye and I still had to withdraw the money!
     
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  10. nelly

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    My number is the same back or front so I would have set of plenty of alarms if this was true
     
  11. davejen

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    Mine is the same forwards and backwards too, never had a problem either.
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    "Alas poor kciroY, I knew him backwards."
     
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  13. Tea Bag

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    TO MUCH INFORMATION BEFORE THE WATERSHED!!!
     
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    I'm supprised you had to google it;)
     
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