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SEA ATM Warning.....

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Just a warning to those that have been told to just use your ATM. I just returned from a 2 week trip to Thailand & Cambodia and my ATM didn't work anywhere. Prior to leaving I notified the credit card providers of the cards I planned to take and I also contacted my bank (Wells Fargo). When I contacted my bank I told them exactly where I was going and the dates and I even asked for contact information should I experience any problems. I was given a main number to ask to be connected to toll-free and 3 separate access numbers (one for each country I would be visiting). I was also told that to be safe I should make sure I only had a 4 digit PIN and that none of the 4 digits should be a "0". Well upon arrival in Bangkok my card kept being rejected and I got the message "incomlete data on card" or something similar. Then the access number I was given said they no longer contracted with my bank, but worked similar to a 900 number and that if I gave them my credit card number they would connect me for a fee. Finally I just called the number on the back of my card (NOT toll-free, and was charged 1060 Baht) and the customer service rep said that I should have ben warned prior to departure because "it's a problem VISA has been having in SEA for several months and that my only option was to go into a bank and get a cash advance against my VISA and that they would waive all my fees upon return". One other note, since this was a new card, about a month old, it has the "New" VISA logo and several money exchange offices would not do the cash advance since it was a debit/VISA card with the "New" logo.

Play it safe and bring some travelers checks!

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