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complete despair (gf stranded in Turkey due to stolen credit card)

Old Jul 4, 19, 9:56 am
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complete despair (gf stranded in Turkey due to stolen credit card)

  • Hello, My name Wayne lail my girlfriend is currently in turkey her credit card has been stolen. she has contacted the necessary authorities. only to learn she has no way to return home. and no way to receive funds from her bank. what can I do????
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Old Jul 4, 19, 10:04 am
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Send her some money, Wayne. Thatís what a good boyfriend would do.
Originally Posted by Wayne Lail View Post
  • Hello, My name Wayne lail my girlfriend is currently in turkey her credit card has been stolen. she has contacted the necessary authorities. only to learn she has no way to return home. and no way to receive funds from her bank. what can I do????
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Old Jul 4, 19, 10:41 am
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The first thing to do is to make sure that she really is in Turkey and that her credit card really was stolen. Desperate calls/emails like this are often scams.
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Old Jul 4, 19, 10:45 am
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Originally Posted by Efrem View Post
The first thing to do is to make sure that she really is in Turkey and that her credit card really was stolen. Desperate calls/emails like this are often scams.
And posts on public forums from new members with such emergencies are often scams, too.
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Old Jul 4, 19, 1:56 pm
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So she bought only a one way ticket with no return? Sounds fishy but if so, buy her a ticket home with your credit card.
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I just got an email today that a Nigerian prince is sending me $27 million. Perhaps I can use a bit of it to help the OPís girlfriend.
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Old Jul 4, 19, 4:46 pm
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Assuming youíve verified this isnít a scam, go to a Western Union and send her some money, and buy her a ticket home with your own credit card.
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Old Jul 4, 19, 7:15 pm
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She should contact her consulate or embassy for assistance.
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Old Jul 4, 19, 9:13 pm
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After marriage, wives do the same thing from shopping stores
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Isn't the credit card company sending her a new car overnight?
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Old Jul 5, 19, 6:13 am
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Originally Posted by trm2 View Post
Isn't the credit card company sending her a new car overnight?
Donít go to the embassy if youíre from Saudi Arabia.
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Old Jul 6, 19, 8:40 pm
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Mr. Lail, are things OK now?
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Old Jul 8, 19, 12:31 am
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Originally Posted by trm2 View Post
Isn't the credit card company sending her a new car overnight?
What credit card company are you with? I want in on that; I just asked Amex and they completely refused to send me a new car. They did offer to call a taxi for me.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 12:32 am
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Originally Posted by Wayne Lail View Post
  • Hello, My name Wayne lail my girlfriend is currently in turkey her credit card has been stolen. she has contacted the necessary authorities. only to learn she has no way to return home. and no way to receive funds from her bank. what can I do????
How did she call you? Did you tell her to contact her credit card company? Stolen credit cards are really not a big deal and she's certainly not stranded.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 1:00 am
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AmEx should be able to arrange to pay her hotel bill and also cover dinner and other expenses at the hotel if she lost one of their (better?) cards, just so she can eat and sleep until the replacement card arrives.

Some embassies can expedite the transfer of emergency funds but they won't just give money to one of their citizens.

Was her passport taken too?

BTW, does the OP know for sure that the girlfriend really is in Turkey or is supposed to be there? And how did she contact the OP? By phone (with her own voice) or by email? It could just be that her email account has been compromised.
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