There is a simple idea going around the banks of the world that can provide the debit and credit card user with the extra layer of security that has been long awaited for.
This is the revolutionary idea:
If you enter your PIN number in the ATM in reverse order then the ATM will automatically assume that you are being robbed and will call the cops.
This idea is great in its simplicity!
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It is getting more usual that people who get robbed are beaten or threatened at gunpoint until they reveal their PIN number. That way a robber can usually get away with all of the money on your account.
This is about to change.
The New System
According to Los Angeles Councilman Greig Smith the new system would only cost 25 dollars to install on existing ATM machines and would not alarm the robber that something is happening.
After typing in your PIN number backwards the ATM machine will silently call the local police station letting them know who is being robbed and where. In order not to alert the robber, the ATM machine would still disburse money but probably only up to a limit.
If everything goes well the cops will be there on time to catch the robber.
Is this a good idea or what?
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