Monday, January 19, 2009

Blocked Cards? Same Old. Same Old...

Today we had the surprise we were actually expecting -- blocking of credit cards. We heard from several people that when you make an 'unusual' expenditure on your credit card, the card will be temporarily blocked by the anti-fraud department.

Since credit cards are so unusual to pay with in Holland, of course our credit card got blocked becuase we paid the deposit for the apartment with it.

I had to wake up a 6:30 a.m. in order to still catch the anti-fraud department open (time difference of 9 hours with Amsterdam, and this department only operates between 9-5). I managed to get it unblocked and they even promised me they would call me if another 'unusual' transaction is about to take place. Let's see how this works, as I have colleagues who got their credit card blocked even after explaining and agreeing with the bank they would call them... So let's see... Soo exciting !! :P

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