[LGM] [CREATE] Important: European V-PAY debit cards do not work in Canada

Julien Deswaef juego at requiem4tv.com
Tue Apr 28 06:32:14 PDT 2015


For the Belgians (and maybe others), I know that PNB Paribas Fortis
blocks by default the VISA cards in North America (because of fraud they
say). As a result, the card is almost not usable.

Just call the bank before leaving Belgium to unlock it. It's valid only
one year.


On 28/04/15 02:42, Michael Schumacher wrote:
> Hi all,
> for past LGMs in Canada, it has been rather easy for Europeans to pay
> and use ATMs with their debit cards, especially the Maestro ones,
> without having to use a credit card.
> This is different now:
> Some European banks have begun to issue V-PAY cards (see
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_PAY for details). These are no good
> outside of Europe - this means no cash from ATMs, and no paying anywhere.
> So...
> - if you are from Europe and you got a credit card, bring it
> - if you do so, make sure that you know its PIN
> - and verify that it works before you arrive here


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