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    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 14th Jul 17, 10:13 AM
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    Ramsdens for cash
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    • 14th Jul 17, 10:13 AM
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    Ramsdens for cash 14th Jul 17 at 10:13 AM
    Just had an email -they appear to have had an IT breach -possibility that personal data of travel money customers has been released.
    They include name,address,email address, phone number and d.o.b on the list plus hashed site password but apparently not payment details.
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    • antenna
    • By antenna 14th Jul 17, 10:14 PM
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    Well,that's the last time i buy my chips there.
    Political?....I dont do Political....well,not much!
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 14th Jul 17, 10:16 PM
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    Harry will be turning in his grave!
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
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    • Jonmenzies
    • By Jonmenzies 15th Jul 17, 5:29 AM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 5:29 AM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 5:29 AM
    I really don't think it's appropriate to be making jokes about a serious thing.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 16th Jul 17, 8:01 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 8:01 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 8:01 AM
    I really don't think it's appropriate to be making jokes about a serious thing.
    Originally posted by Jonmenzies
    Sadly the internet is not for you.

    The post was taken in jest as the op had provided very little detail and as most people only know Ramsdens as chip shop that is where the humour went.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 18th Jul 17, 10:36 AM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 10:36 AM

    The post was taken in jest as the op had provided very little detail and as most people only know Ramsdens as chip shop that is where the humour went.
    Originally posted by worried jim
    Sorry - thought Ramsdens ( a High Street jewellery reseller) would be well known to savvy travellers as, for several years ,they offered the best high street exchange rates for euros/$$ ,outdoing the likes of Tesco, M & S AND all the banks.
    I haven't used them for over a year as the rates have not been as advantageous.
    Obviously not a major leak of data as I haven't seen it mentioned elsewhere and haven't had any follow up emails.
    I appreciated the humour - but I thought Harry Ramsdens ( the chip shop) went bust several years ago.
    • benjus
    • By benjus 18th Jul 17, 12:22 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 12:22 PM
    Sorry - thought Ramsdens ( a High Street jewellery reseller) would be well known to savvy travellers
    Originally posted by brewerdave
    Savvy travellers rarely, if ever, change cash on the high street...
    Let's settle this like gentlemen: armed with heavy sticks
    On a rotating plate, with spikes like Flash Gordon
    And you're Peter Duncan; I gave you fair warning
    • Blue264
    • By Blue264 18th Jul 17, 2:38 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 2:38 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 2:38 PM
    Just had an email -they appear to have had an IT breach -possibility that personal data of travel money customers has been released.
    They include name,address,email address, phone number and d.o.b on the list plus hashed site password but apparently not payment details.
    Originally posted by brewerdave
    I had a call from my UK bank a year ago to advise that a fraudulent transaction had been attempted on my cashcard, and been declined. The following day, I was given the details of the fraud attempt, and it was someone buying currency through Ramsdens. I made a couple of calls to Ramsdens, which resulted in them clsing down the account of the person who'd made the attempt, but despite repeated requests from my bank, they declined to give further information regarding the fraud.

    Nice people at Ramsdens, but their security is diabolical.
    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 18th Jul 17, 2:47 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 2:47 PM
    Savvy travellers rarely, if ever, change cash on the high street...
    Originally posted by benjus
    Unless you are buying large amounts of currency I haven't found many better than Ramsdens online -reserve it then pick up from their shop. There are a few better online -but most charge for delivery if less than £500
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 18th Jul 17, 6:46 PM
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    Monzo mate. 21st century.

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    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
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    • photome
    • By photome 18th Jul 17, 7:39 PM
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    Unless you are buying large amounts of currency I haven't found many better than Ramsdens online -reserve it then pick up from their shop. There are a few better online -but most charge for delivery if less than £500
    Originally posted by brewerdave
    Do their rates beat the best cards that most savvy travellers use
    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 19th Jul 17, 9:28 AM
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    Do their rates beat the best cards that most savvy travellers use
    Originally posted by photome
    ...try using a card in a beach bar on a small Greek island!
    • blindman
    • By blindman 19th Jul 17, 9:51 AM
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    ...try using a card in a beach bar on a small Greek island!
    Originally posted by brewerdave
    Savvy travellers would have withdrawn local currency from an ATM on said Island before going to the bar
    • photome
    • By photome 19th Jul 17, 10:41 AM
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    ...try using a card in a beach bar on a small Greek island!
    Originally posted by brewerdave
    Don't they have ATMs in Greece?
    • benjus
    • By benjus 19th Jul 17, 4:18 PM
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    ...try using a card in a beach bar on a small Greek island!
    Originally posted by brewerdave
    Why do people always come out with this argument when someone recommends using a card for travel?

    What do you do when you're at home? Do you get paid in cash and keep it under the mattress or something? Most of us keep our money in the bank and use an ATM when we want some cash. And savvy travellers do exactly the same thing when abroad...
    Let's settle this like gentlemen: armed with heavy sticks
    On a rotating plate, with spikes like Flash Gordon
    And you're Peter Duncan; I gave you fair warning
    • Jonmenzies
    • By Jonmenzies 21st Jul 17, 1:59 PM
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    Sadly the internet is not for you.

    The post was taken in jest as the op had provided very little detail and as most people only know Ramsdens as chip shop that is where the humour went.
    Originally posted by worried jim
    No the internet IS for me. I am fine with the internet. So thanks for digging me up and I don't understand why two people have pressed "thanks" to your reply!

    P.S..... Harry Ramsdens is a chip shop. Ramsdens is something entirely different.
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 21st Jul 17, 5:03 PM
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    Don't they have ATMs in Greece?
    Originally posted by photome
    Not unless you arrive at midnight in a small resort,some cash is handy if you want a drink or two before going to bed.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • benjus
    • By benjus 22nd Jul 17, 7:12 PM
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    Not unless you arrive at midnight in a small resort,some cash is handy if you want a drink or two before going to bed.
    Originally posted by Ganga
    Last time I went to Greece they had an ATM in the baggage reclaim hall at the airport, so you could get some cash while waiting for your bags to show up.
    Let's settle this like gentlemen: armed with heavy sticks
    On a rotating plate, with spikes like Flash Gordon
    And you're Peter Duncan; I gave you fair warning
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 22nd Jul 17, 11:25 PM
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    I appreciated the humour - but I thought Harry Ramsdens ( the chip shop) went bust several years ago.
    Originally posted by brewerdave
    45 restaurants in the British Isles.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 22nd Jul 17, 11:35 PM
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    I don't understand why two people have pressed "thanks" to your reply!
    Originally posted by Jonmenzies
    Because the internet is not for you.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
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