This is the first time posting for me, but I have used these forums for answers to all kinds of travel questions. The people answering the question on this forum do a great job of supplying information. My family and I just returned from a trip to Rome, Pompeii, Florence, and Pisa during the first week of May. We all really had a fantastic trip and really enjoyed the country.
My mother was contacted by her bank asking her if she had withdrawn money from an ATM in Florence yesterday (obviously not she is back in the states). Turns out someone obtained her ATM card information from her just using an ATM in Florence, duplicated the card (she still has her card), and extracted approximately $200 dollars from her account. Luckily her bank caught this before more money was withdrawn. I realize this could happen anywhere in the world, but I have traveled to several countries, as well as, throughout the US and this is the first time I have seen this happen. I really don't even know how you would prevent this from happening. I just want to share this information to hopefully prevent this from happening to someone else.