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13 Dec 2009 00:00 by mike_walsh Star rating in Torrevieja. 594 posts Send private message

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Here on Mediterranean Spain Bank account details and card information are being cloned on an epidemic scale. If some b****** accesses your account before you do the chances of recovery are virtually nil. The banks are not interested. It's your problem!

I will be hole-in-the-wall maxing 300€ today; more tomorrow. Far safer 'under my bed' than in the bank. I am keeping no more in the bank than is needed for direct debits; minimal.



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14 Dec 2009 10:51 by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4017 posts Send private message

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With the way that the Spanish banks work it's never a good idea to leave too much money in your current account.  Under the bed does seem a better bet these days!

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14 Dec 2009 12:28 by summer1010 Star rating. 62 posts Send private message

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I wonder why spanish authorities are oblivious to the plight of  victims of this kind of theft?  Why are UK banks more amenable to helping their clients?  It would be interesting to know, so at least victims know what action they can or can't take.

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14 Dec 2009 15:27 by goodstich44 Star rating in northampton. 1648 posts Send private message

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with the Spanish courts bursting at the seems with cases of fraud and theft stretching out years, do you really need to ask that question?





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14 Dec 2009 15:40 by mike_walsh Star rating in Torrevieja. 594 posts Send private message

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They're all on the same side and delving into the same pockets I am afraid. Complaining to the government is like telling a brothel's madam that you caught the clap off one of her girls. I just posted this, for a little insight:

No Wonder the Power Brokers are after Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Why can’t we do the same?

Venezuelan Bank Fraud Case: Three Executives Flee, Government Intervenes in Related Companies
The Public Prosecutor had already issued ten arrest warrants for banking executives and 19 prohibitions on leaving the country for involvement in organised crime and for banking law infractions.
Following the government’s nationalisation of two banks and liquidation of two others for banking law infractions, three bank executives fled to the U.S., and the government intervened in food companies owned by currently detained bank owner, Ricardo Fernandez.
Interior Relations Minister Tareck El Aissami announced on Tuesday that two Venezuelans implicated in the bank scandals flew to Atlanta, and one to Miami, and that a fourth person was captured while trying to board a plane to Miami



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22 Dec 2009 23:04 by Sanchez1 Star rating. 853 posts Send private message

After reading the original post on this thread, I decided to contact my bank (Barclays Spain) to see what there policy was.  the confirmed to me that if there has been fraudulent activity on your account, they will refund the moeny to your account.

Mike, which banks refuse to refund money taken fraudulently?



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23 Dec 2009 00:07 by Patty_1 Star rating in Hertfordshire. UK. .... 1062 posts Send private message

Yes I did that as well emailed Barclays and they said any fraudulent activity would be refunded.

 So have that in  writing if anything was to happen.

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