It seems I lost my wallet last night.
So it's time to cancel my cards but I'm on the other side of the world.
In my experience in the hospitality industry and having lost Visa cards twice before while abroad, I have learned that reporting your card lost directly to Visa results in much smoother and more efficient help than reporting your card to your bank.
Here's the catch. Since they are all toll free numbers and they are all in other countries I can't call them from here!
Now they do have another number I can call reverse charges from anywhere in the world, but my Georgian friends have never even heard of this concept and don't know how to make such a call.
So how can I report my Visa card stolen when I'm in Georgia?
- Is there a way to call say the toll free number in Turkey?
- Is there some other list of phone numbers which are not toll free?
- How can I make a reverse charge call from Georgia?
The answer to any of those will answer my overall question.
(I ended up calling my Australian bank via Skype but I would still like to know the answer in case it happens to anybody else.)