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    • MSE Ben
    • By MSE Ben 11th Jul 17, 5:09 PM
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    MSE News: Have you ever paid in euros abroad but been charged in pounds?
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    MSE News: Have you ever paid in euros abroad but been charged in pounds? 11th Jul 17 at 5:09 PM
    MoneySavers are losing out by having payments processed in pounds even when selecting the local currency payment option...
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    Last edited by MSE Luke; 11-07-2017 at 8:55 PM.
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    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 13th Jul 17, 6:54 PM
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    I spend a lot of time in Spain, and use my Halifax clarity card for everything. The difficulty is that almost all the time the currency question comes after the pin code entry. Also with contactless there is no pin entry obviously. Its so frustrating saying, "no you charged me in the wrong currency" they often offer a refund but that would cost even more money
    Originally posted by SalarySlave
    Doing it on contactless is just taking the p*ss. You can't possibly have accepted DCC because until you tap your card it doesn't know its country of origin, so the idea you've accepted DCC is laughable. Surely VISA/Mastercard/consumer protection bodies need to crack down on this fraud.
    Last edited by zagfles; 13-07-2017 at 6:56 PM.
    • JezR
    • By JezR 14th Jul 17, 2:00 PM
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    It is 'consumer protection bodies' that require DCC to be allowed, at least in some countries. Visa/MC would I guess like to see the back of it.
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 16th Jul 17, 7:01 PM
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    zagfles
    It is 'consumer protection bodies' that require DCC to be allowed, at least in some countries. Visa/MC would I guess like to see the back of it.
    Originally posted by JezR
    They might require it to be "allowed". But they should also require it not to be imposed without consent.
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