Thursday, April 10, 2008

Can I trust the ATM?

If I asked you, when you withdraw money, will ATM gives you more than you withdraw? The answer is NO, ya, i also hope it will give me more without deducting my account balance, hehe, but it WON't. What about give you less than you withdraw? I used to say NO too until I received an forwarded email which I think it's possible to happen.

According to the email, this person withdraw RM500 from PJ State (Also known as PJ New Town) Maybank's ATM. The ATM only gave him 9 RM50 notes instead of 10. What happened was, one of the RM 50 folded exactly in half and placed at a corner of the stack.

2 RM 50 notes, but calculate as 3

See?

This person then complaint to the bank and got to know that he's not the first person that encountered the problem. However, there are no prove to indicate that he's receiving 9 notes instead of 10!!

After reading this email, I feel that this can really happened. I never count the money I withdraw as i trust the ATM 100%. Even if we complaint this to the bank, I don't think they will give us back the money as we can't proved the atm calculate wrongly. So how to prevent this? Erm, perhaps we should start withdraw RM 50 each time. In other words, if you wished to withdraw RM 500, do it 10 times. wuahahahahaha, then i guess we can prevent this to happen. Oh ya, make sure nobody is queuing behind you, else later u kena pukul don't come blame me ya.. :p

6 comments:

CS said...

u can't do it like that.... as maybank only let u withdraw 4 times a month.... additional one will charge RM0.50 per withdraw... damn stupid one....

with this.. I am thinking if we can do it the same way during the cash deposits... let me try if i fold one of the note.. will it detect... :P

i will post it in my blog... if u see... dirty trick wourk out.. then.. u know la../. no details will be posted.. :D

Joyce said...

other bank we can withdraw unlimited times mar, so try it with other banks lor. hehe...

u very clever wor, can think of deposit cash also doing the same way. wuahahahahaa..

leONa said...

I kena this kind of problems also...

i was cash in with cash machine, the machine count less note, so i put in extra one to make it RM1000 (for example).

Then, after that i call to the bank and report the incident, and they replied me end of the day, they found out that there are extra RM50 in the machine.

But they cannot return the money to me because they will send it to the bank negara. So, my RM50 gone.... with no sound no picture.

So, next time be sure that the number of notes you put in, and do mix the new and old notes into one transaction, the stupid machine will really do mistake one. :(

bye bye my RM50.

leona said...

sorry, should be:

DONT mix the new and old notes into one transaction

Joyce said...

actually even if we are sure that we put in 10 notes, if the machine shows 9 notes we also cannot do anything what, right?

so perhaps we should deposit note by note? like how we withdraw? hehe..

kljs said...

I am more incline to think this is just an urban legend.....

think about it.... if the ATM machines are that unreliable..... then wouldn't the bank be bombarded by hordes of people trying to get back their money? or something like that...

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