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Not Happy Heathrow: Nest of Fraudsters (?)

Why is it than whenever I go to/through the UK one of my cards gets skimmed?

This must be the 3rd time in as many years.

Now I'm in the middle of nowhere with my main card cancelled.


Boots, Starbucks or WH Smugs, I'm looking at you.
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Pretty Sure I PINed it.

Anyway it's dead now.

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did you manage to find out how/where it happened?

It would bug me immensely until i found out the offending bastages.

(I originally typed culprit, and i was embarrassed by that!)

Hope it hasn't messed you up too much, Nev
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Yeah, It's just annoying. Will deal with it when I get back.

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You'll be lucky if you ever find out where it happened.

The one time my card had been compromised, the bank called to alert me of that fact. So I started asking them questions about it. No, they couldn't tell me how much the charge was for, no they couldn't tell me when it happened, and the real kicker, no they couldn't tell me where it happened. I explained to them that I wanted to know where so I could avoid doing business with that establishment in the future. That, they told me, is precisely why they couldn't reveal the location--because they didn't want shoppers to punish the vendors (who were sloppy at best with their IT security practices or negligent at worst), because that wouldn't be fair to the vendors.

Seriously, there are no words.
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Exactly that, TS.

I think I'll just steer clear of using primary cards at Heathrow from now on.
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For the record I think it's Boots The Chemist.

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