5
Nov

Outsmart Robber at ATM!

Pratik Shah emailed me this useful information on handling robbers who force you to withdraw cash from ATM. I have not verified it though.  Also, ATMs have CCTVs these days.

I have heard of incidents where thieves force you to withdraw cash from ATM. They also understand that people do not carry much cash. One such incident has happened to a relative of mine at Borivali West.

Anyway, here is what Pratik shared :

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.

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