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FML - The follow-up
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OP here and I'll try to answer all the questions with a novel of a post. I've been in Stockholm since August and it just happened at the time this happened I didn't have any cash on me. Plus it's way easier to use card then it is cash at most places in Stockholm. My card was already filed under fraud from a purchase that I didn't make online and promptly shut down. I was on the phone with the fraud department so they could temporarily unfreeze my card so I could take out cash, because they were
By tjmtjm / Monday 19 September 2016 17:47 / Sweden - Sk?rholmen
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By  AC98

Wow, I can honestly say this is one of the few times that I can vote fyl w/o a doubt. But seriously op, I hope you end up doing fine until the 1st.

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well it looks like op already has 2 cards (both can't be used because of recent events). regarding cash: it's impossible to bring cash for e.g a year or so and even highly dangerous.

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I understand your point #1, but some people only have 1 credit or debit card (op even had 2) and not everyone has extra cash they can just bring on a trip, let alone enough cash to pay for all expenses for over 2 weeks. And as someone else mentioned, it can also be dangerous/risky to bring that much in cash because if it gets stolen, there's no getting that back. Op, that sounds awful! Isn't there anyway the bank can lend you the amount that was stolen? I'd go to the bank branch (if they have on

By  AC98

Wow, I can honestly say this is one of the few times that I can vote fyl w/o a doubt. But seriously op, I hope you end up doing fine until the 1st.

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Well, my initial thought would be to freeze the debit card account, not widthdrawl everything in the account. It's a total FYL, but there was a way to prevent the second part. Of course, nobody goes to an atm to expect their card to get eaten up.

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I actually work somewhere they have a chip reader and unfortunately you actually can't just swipe. a guy came in to pay for his kid's birthday party and his chip didn't work. When you swipe it recognizes you have a chip and tells you to insert. Luckily I was able to type in his number manually, since we allow payment over the phone.

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And hopefully those friends and family won't think it's one of those scam emails we've all received describing a similar situation just to con you while you think you're helping a friend.

OP, get Swish. That way you can swish(send) money to the persons credit card you are with (or even some random in the store) through your phone and "they'll" pay for you, and a lot of places in Stockholm has swish (bars, grills, pressbyrån, etc) so just ask for it when buying something! :) done it many times myself :))

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