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Dynamic Currency Conversion Scam is in Scotland too

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Reporting from Scotland I can now report the cancer of the dynamic currency conversion rip off is alive and well (wll really not well) in Scotland.

On three occassions in the past 2 days, I was subjnected to this despite the fact that before handing over my credit card I said not to pull this garbage on me.

In each case, the clerk claimed they could not prevent it (even though they have to punch the key saying I accept the conversion); on two occassions they claimed the USD amount shown was only an approximation despite the fact I was being asked to sign a statement that I had been offered the opportunity to pay in sterling and that my choice of currency was final.

I refused to sign and demanded the manager come over when the clerk kept insisting she could not avoid this rip off. The manager on each occassion had the unmitigated gall to tell me I was getting the best rate (it was $1.86 yesterday when the interbank rate was $1.79...with a 1% markup my credit card would charge me $1.80....but after much arguing back and forth each one managed to void the transaction and write it up properly in sterling.

When on each occasion I told them they were committing fraud by having the clerk push the button saying I had agreed to this rip off and telling them it was their obligation to tell the customer he was being ripped off by converting the currency, they said they wouldn't do that.

Isn't there someway for visa to police these crooks?

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