The last thing you want to happen to you when you travel is lose money, especially if you are in a foreign country where you know no one. You dont know who to ask help from. You might not even speak the local language. Remember these tips when you realize that you have lost your money.
Try to relax when you have lost your money. You can think clearly when you dont panic. The reason why you are panicking is not necessarily because you lost money. It is because you lost control. When you have enough money at hand, you can do whatever you want. Since you lost it, you are afraid, you can no longer do anything.
Use your phone
You might have to ask for help from friend and family back home. Search the internet for the best way to get remittance from abroad. You can even receive the money they sent as soon as the information is in the system. You might also find establishments that accept payment via online transfer. If you have an online account, you can pay using that platform.
Call your banks
If you did not only lose money but credit cards, you need to inform your bank at home. They might have a toll-free number that allows you to call for free even abroad. You can tell them about what happened and ask them to block your account so that no one else can benefit from it. You can reopen it when you arrive home safely.
Ask for help
You might ask for help from authorities in the area. You can go to a police station or a tourist officer. You can head to your countrys embassy if there is one near you. Let them know about what happened and give your contact information so that if they receive updates, they can notify you. When you see a police officer or a police station, you need to immediately file a police report. You might not get what you have lost back, but you can have a document to show that you immediately notified the officers about what happened. If you are lucky to find an embassy or consulate, they might refer you to a trustworthy person whom you can borrow money from.
Avoid this from happening again
You dont want this experience to happen again. Make sure that you dont place all your valuables in one bag. Split them up if possible. You also dont need to bring lots of cash and card with you while you are traveling. You can leave them in your hotel. You also need to have a contact in the local area so that if something wrong happens, you can easily call the person.
No one wants this experience when traveling. You have to always look after your valuable so that no one will take them away from you. Even in the safest countries in the world, crimes could still exist.
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