Credit card stolen on vacation – what do I do?

You deserve a well vacation,

You deserve a well vacation,

It is usually the most beautiful time of the year – the well-deserved vacation is getting closer, the planning is finally finished and it can start with joy in the far country. Unfortunately, such a trip can quickly become a nightmare if your credit card is stolen on vacation, for example. But always with peace of mind, there is of course something that can be specifically protected against credit card theft abroad, which we would like to briefly list so that you can start the holiday season relaxed.

Things to do in advance,

Things to do in advance,

As already mentioned, there are some things that you should do in advance so that your credit card is also optimally protected. If the credit card was stolen on vacation, quick action is announced, but more about that later, here are some precautions that were recommended by the police and various credit card companies:

  • Renting a hotel safe can be very useful. If you plan not to use your credit card one day or evening, you should, as a precaution, lock your card in the safe.
  • With more and more credit card payments, especially on the Internet, a PIN number is necessary. Unfortunately, many customers make the mistake of carrying this number directly with their credit card or even writing it on the card in order to have the number quickly at hand. Please do not do this under any circumstances and save it in your memory.
  • Unfortunately, there are mostly organized gangs in some vacation regions that specialize in stealing credit cards. Usually the theft happens very inattentively. It can therefore be very useful here if you carry a wallet that is attached with a chain. These models can be easily attached to your pants and are usually not too expensive.
  • Reduce your credit card availability for your vacation to a minimum, this can be done easily by calling your credit card company.

If your credit card has already been stolen on vacation, fast action is the order of the day, only a blocking of the credit card will help you to avert worse things. How you can have your credit card blocked.

We wish you a pleasant vacation.