ATM PIN Number Reversal
ATM  PIN  Number  Reversal 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.
All  ATM's  carry  this  emergency  sequencer  by  law.
This  information  was  recently  broadcast  on  by  Crime  Stoppers,  however  it  is  seldom  used  because  people  just  don't  know  about  it.

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Bank ATM's Converted to Steal IDs of Bank Customers

A team of organized criminals are installing equipment on legitimate bank ATM's in at least 2 regions to steal both the ATM card number and the PIN. The team sits nearby in a car receiving the information transmitted wirelessly over weekends and evenings from equipment they install on the front of the ATM (see photos). If you see an attachment like this, do not use the ATM and report it immediately to the bank using the 800 number or phone on the front of the ATM.

The equipment used to capture your ATM card number and PIN are cleverly disguised to look like normal ATM equipment. A "skimmer" is mounted to the front of the normal ATM card slot that reads the ATM card number and transmits it to the criminals sitting in a nearby car.

At the same time, a wireless camera is disguised to look like a leaflet holder and is mounted in a position to view ATM PIN entries.

The thieves copy the cards and use the PIN numbers to withdraw thousands from many accounts in a very short time directly from the bank ATM.

Equipment being installed on front of existing bank card slot.


The equipment as it appears installed over the normal ATM bank slot.


The PIN reading camera being installed on the ATM is housed in an innocent looking leaflet enclosure.


The camera shown installed and ready to capture PIN's by looking down on the keypad as you enter your PIN