Does double-pressing “cancel” on the ATM protect you from code theft?
A growing number of fake messages are circulating on social media platforms on a daily basis. One of the viral texts that circulated a few years ago has resurfaced online again.
A message, attributed to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), claiming that if you double-press the “Cancel” button on an automated teller machine (ATM) can prevent someone from stealing your PIN, is false.
The text, which was shared on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter, claims it is an RBI notice and further asks people to make it a habit before every transaction.
Government clarifies viral post
The above message is false and was not issued by the central bank.
The Press Information Bureau’s (PIB) fact-checking service, PIB Fact Check, said “the statement is #FAKE and was NOT released by RBI.”
The Center also suggested ways to prevent ATM PIN code fraud. It has been suggested that users complete their transfer confidentially. Second, users have also been advised to refrain from writing their ATM pins on cards.
He added :
To secure transactions –
- Make the transfer confidentially
- Do not write the PIN code on the card
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