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Unfortunately, the ATM interface and capabilities vary widely from bank to bank. Some can offer the ability to change language, some not. Most of them allow you to check you current balance and the list of latest transactions, but it can be limited by the kind of cards you are using. If you are using cards belonging to the Italian ATM circuit (Bancomat/...


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ATMs in Italy (and elsewhere in Europe) typically permit you to change the interface language to English. So there is no need for knowledge of Italian banking terms. Some ATMs even do this automatically if they detect a card issued by an English bank. So the first step is to get the menus in English. However, in my experience checking your balance from an ...


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Many countries have random spot checks in the departures area. I’ve already seen that in the UK boarding a flight to Las Vegas, for instance. They did ask everybody boarding but I don’t remember if they actually performed any searches, though. They probably base their decision to search on the reaction of the people. Depending on the bills used, if a large ...


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One way is by using currency-sniffing dogs who are trained to detect the odor of currency. They could deploy such dogs in international departure areas, and search passengers or their luggage if the dog alerts. CBP acknowledges that they employ currency-sniffing dogs (near the bottom of the page), and reports on a case at a land border crossing where a dog ...


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