Robert Siciliano Robert Siciliano, digital security expert & CEO of, discusses the current payment system situation and what U.S. magnetic stripe card holders need to know before traveling abroad.

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As reported in The New York Times and USA Today, Americans are encountering issues when attempting to pay with their credit and debit cards abroad. If this has not happened to you yet, consider yourself lucky. If you have experienced this, you have the opportunity to share your story and contribute your voice.

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  • Shawn  Roy

    I travelled to beautiful British Columbia this summer. It was an amazing trip. The only thing was constantly having to prove I owned the card. Many pl ... Click for more

  • Evelyn  Thompson

    While in Germany recently. I used my A merican Debit card to withdraw $300 in Euro from the ATM and the amount from my account was $459!! The exchange ... Click for more

  • Brandon  Simpson

    Most of the stories I read on this site are from travelers. I, however, have been living and working in France for the past six months, and since I wo ... Click for more

  • Tran  Dang

    Our tips for purchasing plane tickets in Brazil. If you don't have an AMEX card, pay attention. ... Click for more

  • Robert  Rossi

    Only once has my card been refused in France when presented directly to a merchant. However, it never works any longer at automated ticketing machines ... Click for more

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