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Last Updated: Saturday, 10 November 2007, 10:38 GMT
Anti-fraud or flawed?
Euro notes being withdrawn from an ATM in France
Withdrawing money abroad could leave you cashless

People trying to use their cash cards abroad could
face difficulties following the introduction of new anti-fraud measures.

A Moneybox listener explains how his Lloyds TSB card was blocked, after he tried to use
it at an ATM machine while on holiday in Italy.

Money Box speaks to Dr Stephen Wells

and also to Catherine McGrath, director of transaction banking at Lloyds TSB, about how the new anti-fraud system works and if inappropriate blocking can be avoided.


Further information:

External internet links:

You can buy your foreign currency and American Express travellers cheques from the Post Office in a number of ways:

  • Order online for collection at one of over 1700 "on-demand" Bureau de Change Post Office branches
  • order at any Post Office branch or by calling 08458 500 900 and collect your money within four working days
  • buy on-the-spot at one of over 1700 "on-demand" Post Office branches
    The Post Office cannot buy or sell coins and some low denomination notes. For more details call the helpline on 08457 22 33 44.



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