This article covers excellent recommendations for ATM protection which should be followed when you travel as well. It is easy to spot an international ATM machine just look for the Visa symbol. Traveling today there is no need for Travelers Checks and you only need to bring, cash, ATM card and credit cards. We bring cash, ATM card, and credit cards when we travel to China. We bring cash to cover us for the most of the trip and will exchange at a bank. We use the ATM card to get money at the airport to get us through the first day until we locate a bank. We will use the ATM card if we run out of cash and use the credit card for major purchases. We follow all the recommended protection tips from this article, be aware of your surroundings and the people which there maybe someone who wants to exchange money with you for a good rate at busy ATM machine, never exchange with anyone not associated with the bank. Always make sure the ATM machine looks like it is working normally without any tampering. Make sure you contact your bank and let them know you are traveling internationally. The ATM machine withdrawal fees are usually $5USD but check with your bank. If you have a smart phone and have international access put a notification to send you when an amount is over an amount you selected. This is a great feature because when we travel to China we are notified for our set amount for bills we pay and withdrawals immediately, so if there is a problem we can call the bank to resolve quickly.
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