Fact Check: No, double tapping ‘cancel’ does not protect you against PIN theft
New Delhi, May 26: A viral image attributed to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), claims that pressing the “cancel” button twice on an automated teller machine (ATM) will prevent someone from stealing your PIN.
The text, which was shared on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter, claims that this is an RBI advisory and further asks people to make it a habit before every transaction.”
A very useful tip when withdrawing funds from an ATM. Press the “cancel” button twice when inserting the card. If someone has configured the keypad to steal your PIN, it will undo that configuration. Please make it a habit and make it a part of every transaction you make,” reads the viral post.
The fact-checking arm of the Press Information Bureau (PIB), PIB Fact Check, said “the statement is #FAKE and was NOT released by RBI.”
▶️This statement is #FAKE & was NOT issued by RBI
Secure your transactions-
✅ Make the transfer confidentially
✅Do not write the PIN code on the card pic.twitter.com/A8rMZypLsv
– GDP Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) May 26, 2022
He also shared tips that you can adopt to ensure the ATM transaction is secure.
1. Perform an ATM transfer confidentially.
2. Avoid writing the ATM PIN code on the card.
Article first published: Thursday, May 26, 2022, 2:28 p.m. [IST]