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No, Pressing The ‘Cancel’ Button Twice On An ATM Does Not Prevent Pin Theft

No, Pressing The ‘Cancel’ Button Twice On An ATM Does Not Prevent Pin Theft

The message specifically mentions RBI in order to give the WhatsApp forward credibility.

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Claim

"Important message from RBI - A very useful tip while withdrawing funds from an ATM. Press 'cancel' button twice before inserting the card. If anyone has set up the key pad to steal your PIN code. Please make it a habit and part of every transaction that RBI you make. Share for Your Circle People. "

Fact

The above message is fake and has not been issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). BOOM had previously fact-checked the same message in October 2018. A source within the RBI at that time told BOOM that the message was fake and confirmed that it did not come from the central bank.

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Claim

"Important message from RBI - A very useful tip while withdrawing funds from an ATM. Press 'cancel' button twice before inserting the card. If anyone has set up the key pad to steal your PIN code. Please make it a habit and part of every transaction that RBI you make. Share for Your Circle People. "

Fact

The above message is fake and has not been issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). BOOM had previously fact-checked the same message in October 2018. A source within the RBI at that time told BOOM that the message was fake and confirmed that it did not come from the central bank.

  To read more click here

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Anmol Alphonso is a fact-checker with BOOM. He has previously interned at IndiaSpend as a fact-checker and was a reporting intern at Times of India, Indian Express, and Mid-Day. He is a post-graduate diploma holder in journalism from St Paul’s Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai.

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