Has anyone had their card "stopped" due to use in Europe even if you informed your bank in advance of a trip??!!!!
My sons are currently traveling for a month in many countries and have each had a phone call from the VISA dept of their bank debit card threatening to cancel card if they can't speak with the person.... and they can't, since the person is traveling without a cell phone!!!
I wanted to warn other travelers about this.
Before they left, they spoke with the bank about the trip, but VISA won't post a note about a trip and the VISA is "connected" to the debit/credit bank card!!! VISA is like a separate entity from your bank.
As I am traveling later in the year, I wanted to know if anyone has experienced this and has a suggestion, as
I don't want to have to find out the card is canceled when I am rushing to catch a train for example and trying to withdraw from the ATM
Please email if you've had this happen and have any other suggestions.
I just wanted to warn others that this can happen , even if you plan properly (or so we thought!).