Beware: Not all ATMs are created equal

11 thoughts on “Beware: Not all ATMs are created equal”

  1. Hi Amy – thanks and well done for flagging this Euronet ATM scam. The victim in question was me! I actually did a 2nd transaction in Riomaggiore and thought I was drawing 900 Euros – they took 998 Euros from me and then charged me a “purse conversion fee” of 98 Euros!!

    Both transactions lost me 269 Euros, not bad for two withdrawals.

    I cannot believe the authorities allow these ATM’s to exist – the fact is they are all over the place and very often the only option to use in some locations.

    I’ve made a claim against the issuer of my travel card and will see if there’s any chance of reimbursement.

    By the way, apart from this nightmare, Riomaggiore and the Cinque Terre was fantastic!



  2. Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Chris – and thank you Amy for sharing!!! I’ve been reading your blog for about 2 days straight now. Such awesome information.


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