ATM swallowed my card

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ATM swallowed my card

Post by BENNU » Thu May 02, 2019 8:39 am

In Cairo the other day, an ATM machine shamelessly swallowed my Visa card right in front of my eyes. A gentleman came running and with a big smile gave it back to me. I tried again and he repeated the trick.

Last time I saw my good old Visa card was at the very same machine, where I must have dropped it myself, so I was a little nervous and decided to find another ATM, but changed my mind and returned with a new card in my hand. People before and after me had no problems, so I was brave enough to try with my new Visa card. It disappeared like the first one.

The magician revealed his trick, and I hope that I am sharing common knowledge:

I pressed 0 and Cancel, which is the red button and out it came.
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Re: ATM swallowed my card

Post by Winged Isis » Thu May 02, 2019 9:28 am

Thanks, Bennu, I didn't know that. :wi
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Re: ATM swallowed my card

Post by BENNU » Mon May 06, 2019 8:37 am

I tell everyone! Some Egyptians know the trick, but foreigners write it down: "0 Cancel."

A dear friend just texted me from Cairo Airport, very grateful - she needed it, only a few days after I told her about my experience. :ct

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