In what can be a breather for people waiting outside the ATMs to withdraw cash, here comes a website that can help you locate an ATM with cash in your vicinity.
Cashnocash.com claims to update real time statistics based on user feedback and lets you know which ATM has cash, which has long queues, and which has gone cash-dry.
Just log in and type in your area code. The website will display which ATM has cash and which doesn't.
Since the website updates data based on users' feedback, one can update the status by clicking the ATM venue link and then selecting one of the three options - cash, long wait and no cash - to help the website get updated for other users.
Another alternative is to use crowdsourced websites such as ATM Search to check if there's any cash in ATMs near you. We warn against trusting any of this data without verifying it. Always ask around before you head to a remote location just for an ATM.
Social media is also a great tool for crowdsourcing information on working ATMs and it's not surprising to see people helping others out on these platforms. The good people of Twitter and Facebook are helping out once again. Three main hashtags are being used on Facebook and Twitter - #WorkingATMs, #ATMsWithCash, and #ATMsNearYou.
Written with inputs from IANS