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Lost credit card. by Ken Dunn on 7 January 2016 8:39pm
I've done it again!

The first time it was lost with my wallet and after going through all the palaver of cancelling the cards in my wallet I found it the next day in a dark corner in the car. That was less than a year ago.

Today it was discovered lost again but only that one card was missing out of my wallet. After the last episode I searched all the obvious places, sometimes twice, with my wife's help but there was no sign of it. I last remembered using at it at a superstore to buy petrol so I phoned them to see if it had been handed in there but when they checked, it hadn't. I then phoned the police to see if it had been handed in anywhere and one of the questions they asked led me to tell them that the last use was in a superstore on a date about a week ago. I was able to give the police the exact date of the last use because I record my petrol purchases in a notebook. The I phoned my card issuer and told them about the missing card and they confirmed the amount of the last purchase using the card was the amount I had recorded in my notebook. Hooray, the card hadn't been compromised! They also told me that the superstore that I thought I had bought the petrol in wasn't the one against the transaction so I had a think and remembered where I had really been for the petrol. After a rest from the card hunt I decided to phone the correct superstore tonight and about half an hour ago the superstore were able to tell me that they had the card at their filling station shop! Thank you MBNA and Tesco.
Re: Lost credit card. by Spursfan2 on 8 January 2016 8:11am
There are thankfully still some honest people about, Ken!

In the summer of 2014 Zak realised he had lost his leather card holder with several cards and other items and that the last place he had used it was in our local Iceland.

He rang the store and was assured that they had it; he told them he would collect it when he was next in town, a couple of days later.

In the meantime (the next day I think) the Manager, who had been on leave when the cardholder was found and also when Zak phoned, came back on duty and finding the cardholder in the safe phoned Zak to inform him!!

Needless to say we sent a letter to the store praising their honesty and customer service.

Glad all was well for you too Ken.
Re: Lost credit card. by Ken Dunn on 30 September 2018 11:22am
I was involved in a motoring incident on Tuesday and during all the palaver I mislaid my debit card. I informed my bank and they sent a new one very quickly. On reading the leaflet that came with it I was very alarmed at how easy it is to make contactless payments. Because of this I've contacted my bank again for a NON contactless card which they are sending with no questions asked about why I want another card so soon. I'll not go into the details of my concerns but will advise that if you have a contactless payment card, be very careful with it. It would also be worth checking the information on usages of your credit or debit card if you have one or 3!
Re: Lost credit card. by suzulu on 2 October 2018 12:31am
I was a bit wary of using the contactless card but I do use it sometimes, especially if I am in a hurry!

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