Watch out for DCC at ATMs (Yes, now the banks are trying it!)
In Response to Re: Watch out for DCC at ATMs (Yes, now the banks are trying it!):[QUOTE]
I was on one occassion asked for a photo ID to support the use of a credit card for a purchase. I think I might have been able to talk my way out of that but it was easier to just produce the passport and go on my way.
Posted by Captain Larry[/QUOTE]If they generically asked for photo ID I'd produce my driver's license, but OTOH every hotel in Germany and Switzerland over the past 2 weeks asked for and made photocopies of passports for both of us.
Regarding DCC, it was customary for me to be asked (via the card reader terminal) which currency I wanted the charge to be run in. The exchange rate used was shown but it was the reciprocal of what I was familiar with (e.g., 0.917 CHF/$ rather than $1.09/CHF) so I always opted for the local currency.