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Jan 5, 2012

இ ATM PIN # Reversal

We progressed over the centuries with the state-of-the-art Internet Technology where information could be transmitted enormously at lightning speed merely by word-of-mouse. Just zooming in at a small portion of internet regarding em@ils where '@' is part and parcel of our mundane life. Emails that are in circulation ranges from A-Z comprises of the good, bad and ugly. Some are informative and some educational however there are bound to attract Big Ghost Head  大鬼頭 pinyin:*dà guǐ tóu* a common ghostly name used among the Chinese community for mischievous leader. They start the mouse rolling sending viral hoax emails as per their whims and fancies around the globe like those hand written chain letters of the past. Gratitude highlighted a few randomly in his last post "It's a sad sad life!" where he ended up perplexed  and said ~ "I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery." You are not alone Gratitude, it's indeed a bewilderment if we were to follow all the emails received, we can't eat, drink or sleep in peace.

Recently a nagging email which appeared few years ago re-surfaced again and hope this entry may shed some light and may save lives. Please do not follow the tactic below and put a stop in forwarding, it's a HOAX.

Subject: ATM Pin Number reversal tactic
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 system 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 the location. [...].

Bananaz have checked with a banker friend whose answer is self explanatory.. "If you key-in your pin numbers wrongly for three times, your ATM card will be 'eaten' by the machine. So what is the difference if you key-in your pin number in reverse". Kindly check it out with snoopes.com as they have confirmed its FALSE in their title "PINned Hopes". The system was patented in 1998 but nothing came of it as it was not viable. Totally agree with this quote by Chuck Stones of the Kansas Bankers Association in 2004 ~ "I'm not sure anyone here could remember their PIN numbers backward with a gun to their head". Another alternative website for checking on hoax is truthorfiction.com.


On a brighter side let's relax, have some fun with this cute ATM machine. Credit goes to the original artist for the great sense of humor. Wonder any bank may wish to buy this brilliant idea to generate more transactions. Anyway guys.. dream on!! (If you have a challenge with the wordings pleaze press 'Ctrl' & '+').


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73 Bunchesஇ:

Hayley said...

Read about this tips before...

lina said...

But that ATM machine works only for guys lor....

How about for us women? LOL

lina said...

I don't think I can remember my ATM number backwards. @.@

One said...

I normally would check with Snopes before forwarding such e-mails. I barely ever forward any actually since most of them are hoaxes.

The truth is out there.

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Yeah read about that tip b4 too - so it's false??

Haha - if all ATM are built in such way, the "business" will be good LOL

[SK] said...

yeah, while it came as an interesting info to me, i still doubt the credibility of the source and the reliability of the knowledge.. reversed PIN?? haha, so it's a hoax huh..

[SK] said...

very true!! with a dagger poked at your stomach, i don't think i can figure out what's my PIN number in reverse order.. most probably will have already keyed in the correct one before even i could figure out the reverse!! :D

[SK] said...

well, true is that, just key in any wrong PIN for three times and the card will be detained by the machine.. but cannot guarantee your safety when the robbers gets angry about this..

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

i read about that tip too but wonder if it is true. and agree with SK that not sure if safety still can be sure or not after put wrong pin number. :/

Small Kucing said...

who can remember their pin backwards. Dont think many can. Ya, i also cfm with a banker friend. Definitely false

Bananazஇ said...

Hayley இ Great this has been an old nagging email already.

Lina இ Wait Bananaz not good in drawing maybe can come with a man talking exclusively for ladies and it starts like this "hello darling been missing you need some cash for shopping.."haha.

One இ Good habit to check first before forwarding. There are lots of gimmicks with emails to mention one eg..if you donate to this sick person Ericsson will give free phone etc and whatnot.

Bananazஇ said...

MRC இ 100% its a hoax..only for the guys..haha

[SK] இ True with what you commented when a knife at your stomach you better be sure you key in the correct PIN. If they get nothing its a taboo they must see blood. 1234 reversed is easy try 9826347?

Caroline இ To escape unharm better be right the first time. Got a client who lost his son to robbers when he tried to resist them at the ATM machine. Better be safe than sorry.

foongpc said...

OK believe it or not, I don't use ATM! LOL!

foongpc said...

The only machines I use in the bank is the cash deposit machine to pay my credit card and also the cheque machine to bank in my cheques. Haha!

foongpc said...

I used to receive all those 'con' emails. I still receive them now but I press delete straight away without reading LOL!

foongpc said...

Oh that reminds me, I have over 600 unread emails in my inbox and I feel like just deleting them all! : )

Daisy said...

Haha! Well, I've never seen an ATM machine like THAT before! :)

wenn said...

when u panic, u can't even remember yr own pin number..

Bananazஇ said...

Small Kucing இ Yup very obvious they system flopped.

Foongpc இ How do you get cash out your salary by cash cheque? You don't do online transfer as well for payments? Yeah all those emails are fast as Bananaz cleared them all and now a hundred sit in my inbox within months.

Daisy இ Think that ATM is situated near your place in OH haha.

Bananazஇ said...

Wenn இ Bananaz have changed strategy to withdraw RM1000 at one time and keep RM200 in wallet and the rest keep at home. Those days would withdraw RM200 each time. Approaching CNY have to be careful never to go ATM at night time.

London Caller said...

Ha ha... As we become cleverer, the thieves also become cleverer mah.

A pandai robber would still try 1234 first even if you told him your password was 4321.

So the reverse PIN is not a good solution.
Best to give the customers 2 sets of PIN.
One for normal use.
The other one for "emergency" use that can also link to our mata suka makan duit kopi.

Alamak, I should patent this service?
Must get copyright for my idea.
You diam-diam huh.
Don't tell your banker this, OK?
When I get my copyright money, I belanja you kopi.

Windsmoke. said...

Made me laugh the ATM pin reversal hoax why would any sane person believe it?. Bonza idea that porno ATM should be more of 'em :-).

rainfield61 said...

I seldom forward the emails I have received.

Moreover, most of these emails did not show the date of the original mail. It may be a very very old mail re-cycled in the cyberspace for years.

Bananazஇ said...

London Caller இ Shall be waiting for your kopi haha.

Windsmoke இ At first I almost bought the idea then couldn't be haha.

Rainfield61 இ Yes the date, source and origin is unknown and they round and round for years.

khengsiong said...

A few years back there were way too many hoax emails. Today this is less common as people spend their time on FB now.

Netster said...

True that :) 3 times salah - eaten by the machine. Lot of people still fall pray to hoax and con artist.

recently a client of my wife was conned by a Hong Kong caller - winning lottery and that he should bank in some money in order to receive it.

After being advised by my wife - guess what? - the customer still bank in the 50% of the requested amount of 15K to the con artist via other bank account.

later that day he come in to the bank again and wanted to withdraw balance of money. My wife refused to release the money to him.

he got so frustrated that he didn't get the money, he went straight to the counter to negotiate - but my wife act quick to inform all the bank officer to stop the transaction.

The customer left the bank and the next day he come back - realize he was really being conned.

Now I know what you think - who would be so silly to give that money?

those of reading this message - right now - 5% - 10% of you would fall pray to this scam under certain condition that you will not notice.

unfortunately - it has nothing to do with human intelligence for being conned. the magic work when - you have a good heart or a greedy heart to fall victim.

every time a con artist at work and that you think could be beneficiary to you or others - you can never spot anything wrong with the conversation.

Make yourself busy - you would likely hood do not entertain lot of funny business call.

Bananazஇ said...

Khengsiong இ fb picking up the trend and emails were slashed.

Netster இ Whey there are still 'water fish' around? Greed or ignorance are the culprits. Where got such big frog leaping on the streets.

HappySurfer said...

So that's a hoax? Jeez! Got an email (again) the other day on the same thing and others. Thanks.

Leovi said...

Yes, communication is a revolution, who was going to say to me years ago that could communicate every day with a fun guy Selangor, Malaysia.

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Hi Bananaz, I don't think I can remember my pin number reverse.LOL
But the forward email is really a hoax,definitely ATM machine will not accept reverse pin number.

Referring to your cute ATM machine, it's really hilarious. If it's available in the market, sure very good business and long que. hahaha..
Have a nice day.

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ You got that email too & probably more too. Yes confirmed a HOAX.

Leovi இ Yeah who would be of sound mind to agree you can get live communication from Spain-Malaysia in those days haha.

Amelia's De-ssert இ Let me think of my PIN No n gostan...phew with a peace of mind need so much time to get it right what more with a sharp knife at the tummy or gun at the temple. Good transaction for that ATM but only for the guy's cheap thrills haha.

Sheoh Yan said...

This tip is no no. What if I type in reverse, and like your friend said, my card will be eaten by the machine. The robber doesn't get the money, then the robber may not want to leave in empty hand. Then, then, then.... I may in trouble. I heard that woman aged 70+ also got raped before :(

Sheoh Yan said...

I protest, this is only good for men. I ban it.

London Caller said...

Ha ha... You want kopi O or kopi gao?

Bananazஇ said...

Sheoh Yan இ The robbers got their own 'rules & taboos' if cannot get money they must see blood can't go home empty handed. Sorry lah the cartoon temporary thrilled the men wait till Bananaz come out a version for ladies.

London Caller இ Kopi O gao gao for me haha.

Lrong said...

Hmmm... those folks sending these types of emails are too free...

lina said...

I once attended a city survival skill training and the trainer advised that when confronted by a robber and you have nowhere to run, just pretend to have epilepsy or seizure. Duuno whether I'll be brave enough to pretend that! @.@

Bananazஇ said...

Lrong இ Could be ignorance, Bananaz would always check with snoopes.com for hoax.

Lina இ Do we need an Oscar award to fake one else lagi teruk. Some emails advised best to throw handbag far away and run for your life. You no problem running seasoned runner which means to say jogging is good, for health and to out run robbers if any.

Rad Sujanto said...

Wahahahaha!!! That ATM machine in the cartoon is awesome! We should make one for real! ;))

The line would be endless everyday! :p

Bananazஇ said...

Rad Sujanto இ Cheap thrills for the men only, the ladies are objecting. Yup long Qs and more transactions for this particular ATM haha.

Life Ramblings said...

i hope no one is ever forced by a thief or someone to take money out of an ATM machine. it's a terrifying situation.

Life Ramblings said...

i got this email a few years ago too. it's an utter crap and it gives bank customers a false sense of security.

Life Ramblings said...

i've tried entering the reverse pin nos before but no police squad has ever turned up.

Life Ramblings said...

it will just inform you that the wrong pin number has been entered.

icedgurl said...

trekking your blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!

cheers!
..TREK..

yvonne said...

Eh, how come I never received this mail before? But it doesn't really matter because I hardly go to ATM. Normally would ask from hubby as he is my walking ATM, kekeke....

yvonne said...

But I would face BIG problem if kena robbed. No ATM card with me, my life would be in HUGE danger.

yvonne said...

Need to carry extra $, so when kena robbed >> give the cash. But what if it doesn't satisfied the robber?

Oh dear, now Bananaz is giving me some stress about going out @__@

yvonne said...

Re the cute ATM, I have no objection on the voice system, but I object the installation for this machine.... The queue would be superb long and I don't want to wait wert!

But wait, look at the good side >> the robbers are unlikely to bring their victims to such ATM machines, so many ppl there :D

Yoong said...

Hahaha!!! I like the 'for the guys only' ATM comic. Now,post another for the ladies only. Where are you going to hide your money at home...in Milo or the Nestum tin? Wata!! Cheers :)

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London Caller said...

Ha ha... Wait I collect back my kopi lui from Mr Mata huh!

Leovi said...

Just the same, with the speed that moves the police in Spain gives the thief time to spend the money. A greeting.

lina said...

Bananaz,
Nowadays, handbag also so expensive and I think money in the wallet also cannot match the value of the handbag, what woman want to throw their LV, Gucci, Prada, Burberry, Coach handbag to robber. Die die must fight and save handbag! @.@

Bananazஇ said...

Life Ramblings இ Oh you tested it and tried entering it in reverse, cool. Sure the police will come by with bullock carts we slow slow wait haha.

Icedgurl இ tQ for dropping by. Happy 2012 will drop ma peels over your place soon.

Yvonne இ OK what no ATM can't do anything just take what they see. Robbers OK one 'no fish prawns also good' just to fulfil their taboo. No stress relax pleaze. Well can always go to an ATM that don't talk haha.

Bananazஇ said...

Yoong இ Wata! hide anywhere but just remember can find them. Last year before CNY changed RM1k new notes Bananaz so cleber hide in a place no one can find. Guess what he himself also can't find leh. Was cracking the head and worried thinking left inside the car, left on top of letter box while taking the letter, left on the stool outside the house while taking off the shoes obladi oblada sleepless nights really. Finally quite certain the new notes must be in the house but dunno where. The money surfaced half a year later together stacked up with some books..ish ish ish.

Fitra2009 இ tQ for dropping by. Will hop over your blog to drop my peels later.

London Caller இ Slow slow wait for you haha.

Bananazஇ said...

Leovi இ Probably the same here when they come on their bullock carts speed. Gracias.

Lina இ Always the saying 'money or your life' haha. Think not worth struggle. My earlier comment Bananaz mentioned his client's son was stabbed to death when he fought with the robber after leaving the ATM. A friend of mine got a cheap handbag which saved her thousands of ringgit when the snatch thief on motorbike only grabbed the handle of her handbag which tore apart. Lucky they never turned back coz it was a busy day.

lena said...

if i tell the robber i cannot remember my pin last minute, you think can or not??

suituapui said...

It was all over Facebook. Not true, is it?

Bananazஇ said...

Lena இ Quite a problem that will depends on how greedy if the case in handbag can satisfy them should be OK.

Suituapui இ It's a HOAX bro.

Yoong said...

Heh heh!!! Yes, only the wealthy can have such 'senior moments' lah! You know, so much money till they forget where lah they put the $$! I just noticed that the ATMs over here are stocked up (past week) with new notes, $50, $20... the gweilo banks now very smart, they cater for CNY! Cheers :)

Kian Fai Koh said...

lol the comic is so 18sx la XD

Kian Fai Koh said...

I got incoming email from C Bank and ask me to change email and password. I dun have C bank account lol . . . this is rubbish :*(

Kian Fai Koh said...

this Password Reversal to notify police will work in Malaysia? :O

Bananazஇ said...

Yoong இ No lah where got just that too good in hiding things and can't it not being mindful haha.

Kian Fai Koh இ Never to click on any link sent from email. Banks have even advised us that they never sent any notice via email or sms of this sort. Sorry to say even if this reversal PIN does work doubt our mata2 are that efficient they probably come but at bullock cart speed.

Jo said...

Here's something my parents pointed out.

Those robbers are for the victim's money. They are probably desperate enough to resort to this. When they do NOT get the money, what would they actually do to the victim?

From your quick, swift Chinese ricebox. ;)

Bananazஇ said...

Jo இ Don't resist or fight not worth the money better be safe than a short lived hero.

ezatms said...

Love to see this blog.I would like to visit this blog again. Keep writing.

FiSh SzeHui said...

does it really work in malaysia? i think when we're panic, we wont remember such precautionary measures..

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Charmaine said...

I seriously doubt whether it works or not LOL!

Quay Po Cooks said...

I will never remember any numbers backward. When I received emails that I am not familiar with, I usually delete it straight away. It is not a surprise I did not receive the one you are talking about. When being robbed, I think I will just "pengsan" and let them take anything they wan. LOL! Wishing you and your family a Very Happy CNY!

Bananazஇ said...

ezatms இ tQ for dropping by. Sorry MIA for awhile got red sore eyes and its trouble some trying to focus haha.

FiSh இ Its a HOAX not a smart idea but to give what they are after. Sorry MIA for a while due to red eye.

Charmaine இ It will never work at all haha. Sorry late reply being MIA.

Quay Po Cooks இ Like the saying goes 'money or life' would wanna keep life. Happy CNY. Sorry for the delay 'ngan hoong' coz seeing people making tons of money hahaha.

Jobless Girl said...

Arh.. never work. I read this before thought it is correct info. :-(

 
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