ATM's

If an ATM took my card, let me enter my PIN number and the amount I wanted, but then spit my card back out with no money, no explanation, nothing...what does that mean? Did it not have enough money? Did it just rip me off? Ugh I am too afraid to put my card back into any ATM now.

Posted by George
Canada
824 posts

From my own experience in Europe, a number of years back, it all had to do with having my chequing account number on the first line of the accounts I had attributed to that card. This was only something the bank can do. Once that was fixed I was able to use my convenience card without a problem. Probably didn't explain this as well as I could have but, if you talk to your financial institution they'll fix the problem. I should say I'm in Canada.

Posted by Mishell
Grand Rapids, MN, USA
3 posts

Thank you for your reply. My card worked just fine at the Athens airport on the 25th. Today was first day since that I tried to use it, and this is what happened. Oh course banks are closed here, and not yet open back home, so I am just waiting to call my bank. Thank you again =)

Posted by George
Canada
824 posts

Well, if it worked fine in Athens, then the problem I described has nothing to do with your problem. Did the ATM, you used, have signage that supported the symbols on the back of your card?

Posted by James
Frisco
1799 posts

Either log into your bank account and check or call your banks customer service and check.

Posted by CHRISTINA
Wake Forest, NC, United States
60 posts

This just happened to us in Romania this week. After talking to the bank we found out that VISA has the entire country blocked - no transaction s via ATM or Credit cards

Posted by Brad
Gainesville, VA
7209 posts

I've seen that happen when the ATM needs service (or is currently being serviced). It may not have anything to do with your card.

Posted by Mishell
Grand Rapids, MN, USA
3 posts

Thank you for all your reply's. Oops my fault...turns out the amount of Euros I was trying to take out was over my dollar amount ;)