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 Posted: Sun Sep 30th, 2018 12:53 pm
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I went to the ARCO gas station in town on September 27 around 11 am and ask for 1000 pesos of fuel, after the girl pump the fuel I paid with my credit card. she gave me my recipe and I left,2 hours later a received an email from CI BANCO telling me I got charged 12000 pesos.I went back and spoke to the manager she had the signed receipt from my fuel, the attenant put 200 more on the fuel billl and sighn the receipt. she forged my name. the manager confronted her and she said she did it. they repaid me the 200 pesos and i left. 
the next day she was still working there, how maney other people has she riped off. 
beware. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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My rule: NEVER use a Credit Card...in MEXICO !!!
And if you "NEED" to use a Credit Card in MEXICO ...beware!!!

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Glad you got your money back, however I do not understand how the scam works, how does the attendant get the $200 in their pocket, seems the credit card company has the money not the cash box.  

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I second never using a credit card in Mexico.

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The police should pay her a visit at work.

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You may have a typo in your first post ?? You where talking there that you paid 12 000 not 1200 like you said below, or did i missed something here ?
Yes, i agree with others , avoid in using a CC in Mexico whenever you can .

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I use a CC in Mexico all the time.

Ppl saying not to use a CC are nuts. Just pay attention.

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JZ, FYI...we are NOT nuts,...we just don't want take ANY chances to be scam or worst!!!
Guess what....we NEVER had any problem in MEXICO with ours Credit Cards, following my rule!!!
Have a nice day!!!
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Same here , never had a problem, because i hardly ever use my CC here in Mexico. Cash is the way to go here.

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You get the best exchange rate with CC. Have a card that doesn't charge international fees. Collect points on your card, profit.

In the US there is no reason to carry cash/coins at all. Hate cash.

Have to have cash in MX. But don't be afraid of your own shadow to use a CC. You aren't gonna get scammed and you can always reverse charges anyway.

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I guess you all are not getting it, the POINT was that keep the girl on working there that admitted forgery of my name and adding more money to the receipt.

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Interesting discussion, however nobody has offered an explanation as how the scam works, therefore maybe the gas attendant hit the wrong keys, no malice intended, I am awaiting for a reply as to the nature of the scam.  Thanks.

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My understanding is each attendant is responsible for the amount of gas they sold during the day. They collect the cash and CC receipts and turn them in at the end of their shift. So pretty easy to scam, just take 200 pesos cash out to correct your balance at days end, pretty simple!

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jz, TO EACH HIS OWN!!! i try to avoid the use of credit cards here! i have an alert on my cards that notifies me ASAP on my phone, should a problem occur!!


i have had a problem here using my card at a place of confidence! 5 minutes after i left the store i was alerted of attempted suspicious purchases! i was close to my office where i have a tucson vonage line. i called the 800 number and was asked where i was, had i made the first transaction, i responded yes! the other 2 where in obregon for $850 and $1250!!


i called the police and 4 cars showed up, at the place of business. the problem was resolved!


to stop the other 2 payments, I HAD TO CLOSE MY CARD!!! I DIDN'T LOSE ANY MONEY, BUT NOW MY CARD WAS USELESS TO ME! THE NEW ONE WOULD COME IN 2 WEEKS TO MY TUCSON ADDRESS!


i have other cards and was able to transfer funds, from here at my home!


it was an inconvenience that i was able to resolve here on my secured lines i have at home!


 regarding the exchange i use my NOB business bank account to make deposits to my personal CI bank account here, I GET THE DAILY FEDERAL RATE, NO COMMISSION FEES ARE CHARGED!


my wallet that i have on me always, has a protective fabric that does not allow someone walking by to scan my cards!


better safe than sorry or inconvenienced!



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Frankie,  does the CI Banco accept personal checks from nob as deposits?

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Frankie is right on. The hassle to replace a CC here when you need to block one, is not worth at all in my books. At each is own , but just dont call other people nuts because they are not seeing any advantage in it if not needed for us.

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dano, i don't think so, but i am not positive!

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happy camper wrote: Frankie is right on. The hassle to replace a CC here when you need to block one, is not worth at all in my books. At each is own , but just dont call other people nuts because they are not seeing any advantage in it if not needed for us.


Have used a CC in San Carlos for 15 years.  Never once had fraud on it.


Sure it can happen.  Just don't have one CC.


Hiding your cash under your mattress has it's own challenges....

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I believe the point was that the women is a thief, admitted it to her boss and they didn't fire her!  That was a heads up...  

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birddog, i just reread your post and realized something that may be pertinent to your issue!

in my post #14, my first sentence, i state that my phone notifies me ASAP when there is a BANK transaction!

when i use my CI bank card at the ATM or complete a deposit or withdrawal with the teller, usually my phone notifies me while i am in front of the ATM or at the teller window!

you state 2 hours later you received a email? there is where it becomes suspicious!

since ARCO opened they are using a phone to charge you, they ask cash or card!

because of the email delay to you MAYBE it wasn't realized till later, probaly after many others had gotten service.

IT IS POSSIBLE SHE THEN PLACED THE AMOUNT OF 1,200 PESOS, NOT REMEMBERING THE CORRECT AMOUNT?

THIS IS FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND CONTEMPLATION!

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