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  1. spicyayam

    Staff copying debit card numbers

    I have a BCA card and I have found more businesses have a debit terminal so I have been using that more often, especially with so many people having problems with ATMs getting skimmed. I have noticed though at some places, they write down your number and save it in their computer. I wonder why...
  2. spicyayam

    Debit card problems at BRI

    My wife was having get money out of her BRI account over the weekend. This explains why. Apparently it was very busy this morning at their branch in Singaraja. Customers of state-owned lender Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) are receiving notifications from the bank over their debit cards having...
  3. spicyayam

    ATM skimming

    My wife had her card skimmed at an ATM here. It is a local BNI account. She thinks the bank won't reimburse her the money. I believe most international banks reimburse the money when this happens. Anyone have experience with this?
  4. spicyayam

    Skimmer scanner app

    The app is designed to detect fuel pump skimmers by scanning for bluetooth devices. It would be interesting to see if it could be used with ATMs. Anyway a good idea for an app and maybe someone might develop it further...
  5. balinews

    Australian teenager detained by Bali police for possession of white powder

    A Perth teenager allegedly found with a white powder at a Bali nightclub will remain "locked up" as he and the suspicious substance undergo testing, police have said. Jamie Murphy, 18, was arrested at Bali's popular Kuta nightclub precinct early today, after a security search at Skygarden...
  6. klaatu

    Public phones

    Does anyone know where there is a phone that I can use to make an international reverse charge call (bloody banks and their security codes) Denpasar/Kuta area hopefully? Post offices had them once or do they still? Thanks in advance
  7. T

    Two bulgarians arrested while attempting to steal from an ATM in Sukawati bali

    Hope they enjoy a long stay in "Hotel" Kerobokan.
  8. DenpasarHouse

    Shark Attacks in Bali

    You don't often hear of shark attacks in Bali. Here's one I just came across: San Diego surfer shares story of shark attack in Bali | FOX5 San Diego - San Diego News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | KSWB Also, this involves a concept I'm not 100% comfortable with but haven't thought about it...
  9. balinews

    Surabaya to become alcohol free city

    The second-largest city in Indonesia, Surabaya, has approved a bylaw that bans the production, distribution and consumption of alcoholic beverages. “If in three months [Governor] Soekarwo does not respond to this bylaw, it would be enacted directly in Surabaya. The bylaw does not contradict...
  10. DenpasarHouse

    Watch-out for ATM card skimmers in Bali

    I just saw this referenced on Reddit: He found this one on an ATM in front of Hardy's Sanur. It's a camera inside the number pad cover that records you entering your PIN number. I don't know how they got the card...
  11. spicyayam

    Phantom credit card charges

    I have seen some facebook posts about people saying their credit cards have been charged without their knowledge and at least in one case they never even used it in Bali. People are now suggesting to put their cards in protective sleeves. Does this really do anything? This is what I found from...
  12. geedee

    Best place to stop and change money Airport - Candi Dasa

    Arriving next Friday at about 3.30pm so should be on the road by 4.30pm 1. Length of time to get To Candi Dasa . 2. Where to change money on the way or wait till Candi Dasa (need local currency before arriving at hotel) Thanks Happy new year
  13. P

    $ limit sending money to bali

    Hi all I have about $40,000 aud to send to Bali. How much can I send at a time without having it flagged or paperwork needed over in Bali? I'm sure if I sent the whole chunk at once there would be questions and maybe "fees" that go with that.. Thinking of either western union or direct from my...
  14. D

    Canadian temperature conversion chart

    I'm not Canadian but do you recognize this?:icon_e_surprised: Pass this along to Canadians who need a laugh and foreigners who can learn something about Canada and then enjoy a good chuckle. Let's face it: Canadians are a rare breed. The Official Canadian Temperature Conversion Chart...
  15. spicyayam

    Exact reason for ATM troubles

    Does anyone know the reason people are having trouble getting money out of an ATM in Bali? I have seen lots of theories to do with chips, problems with VISA, skimmers, Indonesian currency problems etc, etc, but I was wondering if anyone can shed any light on the actual problem.
  16. ronb

    Nusa Penida to become a world financial center

    A quote from bali Discovery Nusa Penida only got its first ATMs recently, the Internet connectivity is poor, the standard of accommodation would hardly suit financial high-fliers, and access to Ngurah Rai airport is not overly convenient. What the hell is he thinking about? Why not think of...
  17. balinews

    Balinese police confess to extorting Australian tourists

    Seven Balinese police officers will go on trial for extortion after an investigation confirmed they received a bribe from a group of Australians apprehended after hiring strippers at a buck's night in Seminyak. Bali Deputy Police Chief Nyoman Suryasta said firm action would be taken against the...
  18. spicyayam

    Javanese woman seeks bule donor for pregnancy

    Copied from Ubud Community on FB:
  19. P

    Just Moved to Bali! 'Sup

    I'm living in Seminyak now and trying to get everything set up. I had a few questions and would highly appreciate some of your help with them: Where's the best supermarket? I plan on doing a lot of cooking. My room doesn't have a kitchen. I'm thinking about getting a portable stove so I can...
  20. marklindsay

    ANZ bank, is it easy to open an Indo acc, if an Oz ANZ customer

    Has anyone any info about opening a Balinese ANZ account as an Australian ANZ customer , without a Kitas?