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Entering your PIN in reverse at an ATM still won’t call the cops

Daniel Ray

An old urban myth is getting passed around on by email again, and it’s as false as it ever was, even though there are new, ugly reasons to wish it were true.
The bogus email says that, if you’re ever forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM, you can send a silent alarm to police by punching in your PIN number in reverse.
A series of forced-at-gunpoint robberies may have led to the renewed circulation of this rumor.
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