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#121 Jan 24th, 2018, 00:58
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Indian cards are often put in slot, then removed after a very short pause (then pin entered, amounts are chosen, etc.)
This is how the ones I use here work. I think there used to be some card-swallowing machines: don't know if there are any left.

At least those machines can never swallow your card and not spit it out!
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My card was swallowed up In IndusInd bank, ATM at Varanasi two years ago and it did not spit it out for a while!
I was waiting for the bank to open but to my surprise, it came out after 10 minutes!
Fortunately, there was no one else waiting to withdraw during that time!
Imagine about the hassle, dealing with the bank official in India!
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Ten minutes... Wow. That is crazy! Could have been a power cut?

You are lucky. I strongly suspect that the attached bank would not have had access to the machine and would have referred you to their head office or your card supplier!

Cardless in a foreign land will probably, one day, become one of the pool of insecurity dreams like getting to the office and then realising you forgot to put your clothes on. Only... Much more scary!
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Red face

possibly a power cut!
looking back it made all the rumbling noise but went quiet without even the display lights showing up!
I thought it was my card which jumbled up the machine!
Anyway, don't they have a secure non-interrupted power supply?
I have to watch out in future!
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I strongly suspect that the attached bank would not have had access to the machine and would have referred you to their head office or your card supplier!
In most cases the bank whose name appears on the ATM has no access to it. They outsource this work to firms like http://www.brinksglobal.com/services...rocessing.aspx. In India it's called Brinks Arya pvt. ltd.
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In this case I think it was an ATM associated with a branch.
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Yes,it was just outside the branch and no security guard !
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