Nothing sucks like getting stranded internationally without cash, which can happen if your bank confuses your sudden overseas withdrawals with potential fraud and puts a block on your account. That’s why it can be a good idea to call your bank up and have them put a note on your account to say when and where you’ll be traveling. ING Direct customers, for one, go to their checking account maintenance page and fill out the form that asks about travel info. Sure you could probably just call to get the block lifted but then you have to buy a card with one of those funky chips in it and figure out the international calling code and whatnot. (Thanks to Brandon Savage!) (Photo: piglicker)
Don't Get Your Account Frozen When Traveling Overseas
By Ben Popken January 28, 2009
- enter your pin number at the atm machine ID Thieves Don’t Need PINs To Withdraw Cash From Debit Cards Stolen From Home Depot
- nothing to see here Payment Processor Ignored Red Flags, Allowed Clients To Withdraw Funds Illegally
- bank error not in your favor “Incorrect Keystroke” Allows Comcast To Withdraw $500 From Non-Customer’s Bank Account
- steal thyself If You’re Going To Commit $175K In ID Theft, Don’t Do It Under Your Real Name
- awkward situations I’ve Been Forced To Sign A Bogus Credit Card Bill While Traveling Abroad. What Can I Do?