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#1 May 19th, 2016, 22:51
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Right, ive made a schoolboy error

Had an MRI scan done today and forgot to take my wallet out me trousers

I have money in the bank, but my cards are wiped and working ATMs just throw a wobbler at me. Ive 205 rupee and a bottle of water to my name. I need to pay a doctor tomorrow too

I'm new to India and never had this problem before, I don't know anyone in the country atm, I'm a solo traveller just arrived in Delhi today

Any ideas how I can resolve? I find out tomorrow I think if I need to head home for medical stuff

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#2 May 20th, 2016, 00:56
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You need to take yourself to a British mission, Consulate or Embassy. They have refundable contingency funds for such emergencies. They can contact a family member for you too, if required.
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Wow, that's a new one. But I suppose the steps to be taken are not new, since the problem is no different in practice from having your pocket picked.

Whenever I've had an MRI they have been very obsessive about having me empty my pockets. They don't depend on the patient to know what to do. It's not just about credit cards, but about magnetic material in keys and coins and so forth.
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dazle, I am very sorry to hear this. Newly arrived in India, and potentially needing medical treatment. Pretty bad thing to happen.

I agree that you, the patient, were not supposed to know about this,, and that they should have made very sure you were not carrying any such thing. In the circumstances, perhaps they could help you at least, by letting you put through a call to one of the emergency numbers which should be shown on the cards themselves. I'm not betting on their generosity, but you could try.
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Its all good fun to me. I'm always ready for the next thing to go menta, its my error

Yeah I dropped the ball as wasn't thinking straight as was in busy scan place getting different people doing different things every minute and knackered from night bus

A chap came uptown me and told me anything metal to put in my bag, I was in my travel ear mode so had all cash, cards, passport valuables etc on me. My wallet crossed my mind but theres no metal in it. Ive half a dozen Sims in it and my Maccy d's breakfast club card doh

Catch 22 seems not having a mobile here. I'm looked at with 2 heads when I say ive no number as not had chance to go through hurdles for 1 and now on a very tight budget of 205 rupee lol

I also forgot to take my cloth belt off with metal buckle. Nearly ripped me out the restraint I was in lol, that got me screaming a lot of the finest northern English

Emailed the embassy to see if they can bail out.

Cheers for the tips again! This forum rocks!
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Originally Posted by dazle View Post ... I dropped the ball

... not having a mobile here

... a tight budget of 205 rupee

... got me screaming a lot of the finest northern English

... This forum rocks!
Unrestrained Northern English screaming is the finest version of rock!

No mullah (cash), no mobile, no ball. You're up the creek with no paddle. I wonder why they recommended a MRI instead of a biopsy for the sebaceous gland/cyst/tumour/mosquito bite on your temple. ButthenwhatdoIknow? I'm not a medic. At least you can email your nearest and dearest at 6am and request help. Good goin'. I hope the MRI shows no adverse horrors.
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Another way is to get a cash advance on your Credit Card. Find a place who use a manual machine to take an imprint on the voucher and they can then ring for an authorisation.
Any shop displaying Visa/Master card logo should be able to do so.
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Gosh Govindpuri! I haven't seen one of 'em manual gadgets since the mid-nineties. Guess 'uʍop ɹǝpun' they have a lot of catching up to do (?)
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Originally Posted by Govindpuri View Post Another way is to get a cash advance on your Credit Card. Find a place who use a manual machine to take an imprint on the voucher and they can then ring for an authorisation.
Any shop displaying Visa/Master card logo should be able to do so.
The old carbon copy machine with the gravestone sketch slider!!! Magic if they have them, that should resolve! Not seen one of them since 1990s in UK
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I don't know anyone on Mars. I don't know anyone in Vietnam. If such a thing happened to me in Vietnam, I would use online/telephone banking to send myself some dosh via Western Union.
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Originally Posted by ViShVa View Post Gosh Govindpuri! I haven't seen one of 'em manual gadgets since the mid-nineties. Guess 'uʍop ɹǝpun' they have a lot of catching up to do (?)

Most business have them as a backup. Especially when there is no electricity, which is quote common in India.

Time moves slowly in them colonies.
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Hmmm... I should get out more!
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Originally Posted by dazle View Post Ive half a dozen Sims in it and my Maccy d's breakfast club card doh

Catch 22 seems not having a mobile here.

Emailed the embassy to see if they can bail out.
No mobile and half a dozen SIMs would raise a flag in a paranoid OpSec community in India.

Just go to the Embassy since you are in new Delhi - A face to face Cons Officer is more effective than an email.
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Originally Posted by Govindpuri View Post Most business have them as a backup. Especially when there is no electricity, which is quote common in India.

Time moves slowly in them colonies.
Because of the high rate of credit card fraud in India, I doubt if many businesses would entertain a request to use paper slips when there is no power cut. "My mag strip is erased"---yeah, sure, sure.
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Originally Posted by RPG View Post Because of the high rate of credit card fraud in India, I doubt if many businesses would entertain a request to use paper slips when there is no power cut. "My mag strip is erased"---yeah, sure, sure.
You of little faith RPG.

Any business taking the card would ring their Bank to get an Authorization to complete the advance. They can check the details of available funds on that card and block the amount. The Bank acts as a guarantor of funds.
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