before we left to visit America we called our bank
just to tell them we would be in another country for a couple of weeks
thye told it was ok there was no need to inform them
after two days in America our bank card was declined
the following day we called the 24 hour helpline
who told us that yes our card had been blocked
no they didn't know why
and the department who could help were closed
so we called back the next day
they checked our usage of the card as apparently it looked suspicious
(we had shopped in two different locations a couple of miles apart)
and they had tried to call us at home and got no response
yeah that was because we were ...
we called you before we left to tell you ...
is any travel viewed as potential fraud? ...
we will write and explain our frustration
challenge their stupidity
i am guessing all they can do is apologise
nothing makes you feel old like a world that defies logic