Today whilst perusing the drivel that normally adorns my Facebook updates page I noticed that one of my "friends" was promoting/re-posting a photo of a spoof article regarding PIN Entry whilst being mugged - the old chestnut or urban legend that typing your
PIN in backwards will somehow be magically interpreted by the Bank's systems and immediately alert the police to your situation.
For those familiar with PIN Processing - it is quite plainly simply not possible for this to occur. The modern PIN Processes used are not reversible (in that they cannot derive the clear text PIN).
Photo of offending fake article attached (hopefully)...