I've just spent 3 week holidaying in Tobago, with the last couple of days in Trinidad. After returning home on the 20th April, I noticed on my bank statement 24th April that approximately 9,000 TT Dollars (1500 USD) had been spent at a business place called Jo Jo's Liquor store, using my debit card. After cancelling my card with my bank, I tracked down the owner of JoJo's who told me 2 cases of Johnny Walker plus mixers were purchased in the name of Kevin Smith.
Despite years living overseas predominantly the Caribbean this is the first I have been victim of such a crime. One of my bigger concerns is that I only used my card at 'reputable' establishments. Holiday Inn Express, Singhs Auto Rental, and Airport Duty free on departure. My suspicion lies with the assistant who swiped my card at Singhs (Piarco Airport). This was done out of my sight in a back room, even the lady attending to me asked the guy why he was taking so long. I half thought it was odd at the time...but didn't pay it much attention.
Has anyone experience such issues in Trinidad recently?