Good Safety Info to Know

Good Safety Info to Know

THE RECENT TRAGEDY OF A YOUNG WOMAN BEING KIDNAPPED AND EVENTUALLY KILLED;AFTER SHE HAD REPEATEDLY GIVEN THE KIDNAPPER A WRONG PIN TO HER ATM CARD. IF SHE KNEW THE METHOD BELOW, SHE COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED. SO I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO LET YOU KNOW. HERE YOU GO. IF YOU SHOULD EVER BE

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    THE RECENT TRAGEDY OF A YOUNG WOMAN BEING KIDNAPPED AND EVENTUALLY KILLED;AFTER SHE HAD REPEATEDLY GIVEN THE KIDNAPPER A WRONG PIN TO HER ATM CARD.

    IF SHE KNEW THE METHOD BELOW, SHE COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED. SO I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO LET YOU KNOW.

    HERE YOU GO.
    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 FOX TV AND IT STATES THAT IT IS SELDOM USED BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T KNOW IT EXISTS. PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG.

    You can go on snopes to verify
    Hope Everyone Is Enjoying The Day. Best Wishes From MN ~ Pamela

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    Default Re: Good Safety Info to Know

    That is VERY Good infomation to know!
    Thank you!
    It's pretty bad when we have to pull up th an ATM
    with locked doors!!!
    Penny Pincher

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    Very good info to know. I wonder how many people out there actually knew this AND why isn't it common knowledge? Seems like it ought to be.

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    Default Re: Good Safety Info to Know

    This is false unfortunately. Here is a link to it on snopes: snopes.com: Reverse PIN Panic Code

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    unfortunately it is FALSE .. It didn't make sense to me because that would mean that the banks etc would only have the possibility of half the numbers availiable .. so I checked

    Snopes has the details at:
    snopes.com: Reverse PIN Panic Code

    this article has history and bill info

    This idea has been tried to be pushed through but has NOT made it through unless so watered down its not done .. I do think its a good idea and something we should talk to our senators and congressmen to push through ..

    I think in the times coming that violence will increase and having some safety guidelines in place would help

    Ria

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    It is to bad that this isn't in affect. This would be a great system to push forward to save innocent lives.
    Tonia

    Wisdom is doing now what you will be happy with later on.

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    Bummer, I guess I should have checked. I ASSUMED it was correct. SORRY
    Hope Everyone Is Enjoying The Day. Best Wishes From MN ~ Pamela

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    This has been circulating on the internet for several years (I know I received in emails three or four years ago)--unfortunately, it is FALSE!
    I have heard that the machines eat the cards after three wrong pin entries, and I have also heard that the account is locked after three wrong entries requiring you to go to the bank and sign a form to get it unlocked. I do not know if either are correct.
    I do know that some people have a hard time remembering their pin on a good day and that it is harder to remember it when you are having a bad day. It would be nearly impossible for me (probably most people) to remember it and enter it backwards under the stress in this situation.
    Thanks; Virginia

 

 
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