The last thing you want to go on holiday is to lose your credit card. Strangely enough, you don’t have the greatest chance of becoming a victim of a pickpocket in Southern Europe, but simply in the Netherlands.
The most important credit card issuer in our country.
The company investigated 6,000 damage reports from its own customers. She concludes that the Netherlands is at the top of the charts in countries where most credit cards are rolled. Above Spain, France, Italy and Portugal.
Amsterdam is the most dangerous of all cities, followed by Barcelona. Very busy locations, where the crook guild just as happy as the average tourist.
What to do?
When you fall victim to a credit card roll, you do two things. First you contact your credit card company and you block the credit card. You then search for the police and file a report.
If you follow this procedure properly, the credit card company will compensate any damage. Damage as in: the crook has succeeded in using the credit card.
The latter happens in 8% of the cases. On average 800 USD are spent or darkened.
Do not write down your PIN code
You will only be upset if you have saved the pin code with the card. Then you have been careless and the credit card company cannot help.
Don’t be shocked, according to ICS, the pin code has been written down in 2.5% of the claims, for example on a piece of paper. A villain cannot be lucky.
Disguising your pin code is also disastrous. Fraudsters understand if you process the numbers in a telephone number.
How do you recognize a credit card crook?
You usually don’t see a credit card crook. You do, however, often stare at his or her henchman for some time. He does a wonderful trick on the street. While the real thief steals your wallet out of your bag or pocket.
You should also pay attention in busy shops. Always shield your PIN while entering it at a cash register.