Reverse ATM Pin Number

Reverse ATM Pin Number

Got a forwarded email from friends regarding withdrawing cash from ATM on robbery:

This is very interesting and lets hope none of us ever have to use it!


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.

Please pass this along to everyone possible.

Australian Federal Police.

I did some googling after reading the email and found out that there are lots of people talking about it, back to 2006. Sounds like it is true, however, this raises the immediate question that how would you reverse the PINs like “2002”, “3443” and “1221”?


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