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Erubus
28-12-2006, 12:06 AM
I was at the petronas petrol station in usj ermm ... sumthing.
The one near tanjong mamak.

I was trying to reload my touch and go thru the atm and there was a patron before me.
I notice theres a mirror on top of the atm machine. Those that are spherical that allow the cashier to have a view of the back of the premise type?
And i happened to be able to look at the patron infront of me keying in her pin no. thru the mirror by standing behind the line.

How come theres an atm with such a mirror on top it where others can see the user keying in pin no. ?

jianwei85
28-12-2006, 12:16 AM
well, jz be extra vigilant, there could be snatch thieves waiting for u out there, irregardless of knowing your pin or not. all they need is to know that u r indeed withdrawing money.

i have a friend who got mugged there not too long ago.

starrnorth
28-12-2006, 04:10 AM
I was at the petronas petrol station in usj ermm ... sumthing.
The one near tanjong mamak.

I was trying to reload my touch and go thru the atm and there was a patron before me.
I notice theres a mirror on top of the atm machine. Those that are spherical that allow the cashier to have a view of the back of the premise type?
And i happened to be able to look at the patron infront of me keying in her pin no. thru the mirror by standing behind the line.

How come theres an atm with such a mirror on top it where others can see the user keying in pin no. ?

What!! You mean you peep into people keying in their PIN ? Naughty naughty you!!


Anyway I think it is just something done without much thought by the people in the petrol station. I am sure if someone were to tell them, they would move it. I think it is more for them to watch out for shoplifting than anything else.

Erubus
28-12-2006, 05:19 AM
What!! You mean you peep into people keying in their PIN ? Naughty naughty you!!


Anyway I think it is just something done without much thought by the people in the petrol station. I am sure if someone were to tell them, they would move it. I think it is more for them to watch out for shoplifting than anything else.


Lol no i didnt peep :rolleyes:
I just notice that if someone were to peep at the pin code its possible.

most of the time those mirrors are place at the back corner of the premise.
The location of the atm is in front of the premise.

TiNKeRFY
28-12-2006, 11:16 AM
hmm.. there shouldn't be any mirrors of any sort near ATM machines...
you should complaint about this with the petrol station owner or the bank owning that ATM..

for me, whenever i go to the ATM, i lean as close as possible to the machine if there's a crowd around.. and I've familiar myself with the sequence of pressing buttons as everytime, i'd withdraw the same amount.. :)

denver
28-12-2006, 09:07 PM
Take extra precautions with keying in your PIN. I always hold my wallet and position it so that it sort of cover the keypad area with my left hand, and my right hand, I always put 2 fingers on two buttons everytime i key in my PIN. That way, if anybody is looking, they'll see 2 of my fingers on 2 buttons (say, 6 and 2), and its hard to know which button i pressed, especially when I key in fast. You can't be too careful nowadays.

Erubus
28-12-2006, 09:51 PM
Maybe someone who uses that petrol station and atm often could bring it up to its management's attention.

I was just there coz i was at shell to fill up :P
Needed to top up T&G :P

kellyk
29-12-2006, 01:22 AM
Hmmm ironically, I noticed the mirror only last week when I was there too. There was one gentleman in front of me and another lady using the ATM. The gentleman was standing very far away from her like 2 aisle away. I was standing next to the corn stand. I was thinking to myself, "Nice of him to give others some space and privacy." Then as I was looking around, I notice the mirror. Funny that I didn't notice it before, is it newly fitted?

Hmmm... anyway with the mirror, no matter how far you stand, you can still see what the person is doing at the ATM.... So I think the best thing to do would be to cover the key pad when keying in your pin number...

firefox
29-12-2006, 08:38 AM
if you are afraid like my grandmother safest way to withdraw would be directly from the bank.

glee
29-12-2006, 09:40 AM
if you are afraid like my grandmother safest way to withdraw would be directly from the bank.

even if someone did manage to see your pin, they still need to get their hands on your ATM card. but to me, the most dangerous part is, after you've withdrawn your money, like what some of you have already mentioned.

If you did withdraw your money from the bank(or wherever), most robberies occur after you've gotten your money, and somewhere in transit from the bank to your destination. most importantly, be extra vigilant anytime you have withdrawn money.

hhtee
29-12-2006, 05:23 PM
I was in NKVE's Petronas (KL bound). I find it quite safe. It's next to Dunkin Doughnuts.

Perhaps get your pepper spray ready in one hand and if some idiot come and try mug you, haha, add some spice to his life.

on second thoughts, maybe if you are not confident in using the spray, just let them have the money. sometimes it's better to part the money and not thy life