How to avoid ATM fraud when travelling


(Simon B) #1

I thought this was a pretty good article, with some handy tips. I travel a lot, and am quite cautious, but I think it’s worth always keeping this stuff in mind!


(Nick Slade) #2

With how good Monzo have been at security, maybe if they notice you about to use a ‘sketchy’ ATM they could notify you that you’re in danger

Monzo :mondo:: DANGER WILL ROBINSON

/s


(I'll flag any comment for 50p) #4

@simonb

Question:

To avoid card skim etc can we order a new card, activate that and use it abroad then when we get back activate the old one again?


(Simon B) #5

No, I’m afraid not. Once a new card is activated, the old ones are permanently blocked. But we are exploring some different ways of perhaps combating this :grinning:


(I'll flag any comment for 50p) #6

Would be good idea tbh.

Are they permanently blocked at Monzo level or MasterCard level?


(Leon) #7

Both I would of thought.


(Jack) #8

I always give the card slot a wiggle and cover the pin pad as I enter my pin, even in the UK.

If the cash machine looks dodgy I don’t use it, simples.


(keithy) #9

The sooner we can turn off ALL magstripe transactions the better!


(Marcel Ruhf) #10

Monzo has magstripe payments disabled by default, if that’s what you mean. You need to enable them yourself in the app.


(keithy) #11

Only magstripe payments at ATMs are disabled by default. That’s all you have control over via the in app setting.