Several major credit card companies were successfully and recently class-actioned for charging unnecessary fees for overseas transactions.
If from Feb 1, 1996 to Nov 8, 2006, you used a Visa or MasterCard credit card or debit card for a foreign transaction, you might be able to get some or all of the related fees refunded if you file a claim here by Jan 9, 2008.
The companies still get to charge the fees, just now they have to disclose them. Somewhere. — BEN POPKEN
(Thanks to Ken! Photo: Sam Wilkinson)