Aussie tourists urged to go for Travelex Cash Passport

An Australian travel agent has come out in support of the Travelex "Cash Passport", noting that it offers various anti-fraud benefits.

David Rivers, managing director of Harvey World Travel, observed that the issue of security is a particularly important concern for Aussies looking to compare credit cards before travelling overseas.

He said his company had been working closely with Travelex in support of the Cash Passport, a pre-paid currency card available in seven currencies which is PIN protected, signature protected "and importantly, not linked to your bank account".

Lyn Tan, an Australian tourist who became the victim of fraud after using her credit card in a local bar while holidaying in Phuket, also spoke out in support of the Travelex Cash Passport.

"The first credit card I gave them was supposedly refused but I knew I hadn't maxed it out! I gave them my second card which went through," she said.

"A few days later transactions were taking place … air-tickets to Italy and internet fees in France and Melbourne."

The Cash Passport can be used at ATMs, stores and restaurants worldwide.

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