Alerting your Credit Card Company

I always notify my credit card company where and when I will be traveling ...do you?

 

I had a fraud alert issued once when traveling and it was a pain contacting them so they knew it was me (especially without cell service). Princess does allow you to use the front desk phone to contact your credit card company without charge by the way.

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We always notify our credit card company as well as our bank when we are traveling anywhere.

Always contact them. It has become SOP for when we travel anywhere.

Yes, always.

I always let my credit card company know when I'll be out of the country.

We always do.  We were told by one company it wasn't necessary, but the one time we didn't tell them, the charge was declined. When we got home, there was the fraud alert e-mail !    

 

Thanks for for staying around btw.

Yep, always a good idea to let them know what countries you’ll be visiting!

Yes. We routinely send along a note with dates and itinerary to avoid entanglements.

Well both my wife and I contacted our for the last two cruises and in both cases my wifes American cc company was happy she called and logged it however her Canadian cc company and my Canadian cc company told us both times that there is no need to call they have sufficient monitoring and safeguards in place that we do not need to call. Huh .... still do it anyways ;)

I do not call.

We use cash for purchases. The CC is only for emergencies. If it gets lost, the CC company will suspect fraud by an unusual purchase location.

If I do need it, then I can call the CC company to have it cleared.

I try to, but don't always remember.  Fortunately I've never had an issue.

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