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I just left my PostFinance bank card in Denner in Voltaplatz - should I be worried??

I went and bought some groceries on the way home from work and paid with my bank card. Head must have been elsewhere completely as I forgot to take my card out of the card reader which is something I never do. It was just before 7 and I legged it back there after I got home and realised, but they were closed. They're open at 7.30 tomorrow so will probably get in there about 8 and chase it up.

Just wondering should I cancel the card or will it be safe enough? Presuming a staff member picked it up of course.
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Old 13.09.2011, 20:18
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Re: I just left my PostFinance bank card in Denner in Voltaplatz - should I be worrie

I have more than once left my card in the machine. The machine beeps after a minute or so to alert staff the card is still in it. Every time I've done it staff have held on to it and I've been able to pick it up.
I wouldn't worry unless you think there is a chance someone might have seen you entering your pin number. Other wise I'd just go pick it up in the morning -I'd expect you'll need some ID to get it too.
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Old 13.09.2011, 20:39
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Re: I just left my PostFinance bank card in Denner in Voltaplatz - should I be worrie

Your %age of it being fine and one of the lovely members of the staff have picked it up for you (or a good Samaritan for that matter). I would just call or walk in in the morning and ask if anyone returned it and if not, then I'd start going towards the latter of cancelling it and getting it renewed.

Just make sure you don't have a real easy pin, like 0000 or something and you should be fine

P.S. So far on my lovely absent mindedness I have lost Iphones, Itouches, Sunglasses and know of quite a few people that have left laptops and other things and I haven't really heard of a story of them being nabbed and used. Happens really rarely, especially in Basel.
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Re: I just left my PostFinance bank card in Denner in Voltaplatz - should I be worrie

Me thinks these other guys are overly optimistic. Do they not realize that Voltaplatz is right next to FRANCE?!?

I say take whatever precautions you feel are necessary to protect your money!
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Re: I just left my PostFinance bank card in Denner in Voltaplatz - should I be worrie

you'll be fine, it's a regular occurrence

and it matters not what geographical location your PF card was lost in, in my opinion.
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Re: I just left my PostFinance bank card in Denner in Voltaplatz - should I be worrie

Funny, I've just gone through Voltaplatz (which for you non-Basel folk is one of our less salubrious areas) and there was a MASSIVE street party going on.. seemed fairly spontaneous as well...
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Re: I just left my PostFinance bank card in Denner in Voltaplatz - should I be worrie

every precaution no matter where you've left it is good advice. I'd just be more likely to wait until the next day and ask the folks at the Denner if they've kept it safe for him/her - if not, then go ballistic and start the process of getting a new one.

Sadly, I had lost mine once in the US and flipped out, cancelled everything, and then found it 1 day afterwards and kicked myself because I had to wait soo long for it to come. Perhaps I should be still thanking my lucky stars that someone didn't actually take it use it as that would be more hassle...
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Re: I just left my PostFinance bank card in Denner in Voltaplatz - should I be worrie

I left mine in COOP in Zurich one day. Realised when I got home. Would have cancelled it with UBS but they were going to charge me 40CHF for the privilege. Went back in the next day and the staff and the service counter had to for me.

Hope it works out for you too.
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Re: I just left my PostFinance bank card in Denner in Voltaplatz - should I be worrie

Got the card back went in there at 8 this morning and they had it in one of the tills so panic over.

If everyone had said to cancel it I probably would have but the general consensus was that it should be ok so went with the wisdom of the crowd
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