Subject: credit cards
Hi Again I kept out of the raging discussion about credit v. debit cards, as it is possible the rules are different here. Apart from physically losing your card, you can have your identity stolen. A friend had this happen to her somewhere in Italy, she had thousands of dollars in electronic goods put on her card while still having possession of her card.

I have also had email about the scam of people having their identity stolen - name, number and expiry date (card not person), by people photographing the card while it is in use. So watch out for people holding mobile phones (that also take photos) near you in supermarket queues, etc. There are ingenious thieves everywhere.

Bye now Margaret, Melbourne Oz