Hi Maria and other Ziners,
My ATM card is not a debit card either. I don't like that and
the bank take it back and send me the old-fashioned kind!
I have used it in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome and Tokyo with
problem at all. I have a four digit PIN.
I don't know why the bank teller would have said that. On another
forum I read about problems people have with US banks giving
information about using their cards abroad.
However, you must have your ATM card linked to your checking
account. Everyone seems to agree with that!
Mara in Brooklyn