A timely reminder about this happening in Phuket (and other places). We stayed in Patong in July, and used our CC twice - at a department store and our hotel (HI). All was fine until I received my statement today, containing a foreign transaction in Gibraltar! Have contacted the bank, and apparently it was done on-line, and is some sort of casino. It was not a lot (about $250), but now I have all the inconvenience of getting a new card (obviously cancelled the old one) and having to wait up to 60 days to get the money refunded. Between me using the card and its fraudulent use was about 6 weeks. I was aware of the risk, but hoped all would be fine. I'll certainly be checking my next statement carefully.