Some time ago I was asked whether it is true that if you were were forced by a criminal to withdraw money from a cashpoint (ATM) machine you could alert police by putting your PIN number in backwards. This subject has been raised again recently. I can confirm that this information is malicious and part of a scam which was circulated across social media as having been broadcast by Crimestoppers. Entering your PIN backwards will NOT alert police and may result in your card being retained by the machine. Please circulate details of this false information as widely as possible to prevent any future difficulties.

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