I just wanted everyone to be aware that two of the people that I travelled with Feb this year have both had their bank cards comprimised and funds taken from their account in excess of over $500.00 yesterday (just for one person) We were there between Feb 2-16.
Since one of the people that we travelled with (that had their card scammed) only used their bank card twice and at the same bank machine, I have verified that it was the bank machine on Olas Atlas and Rodolfo Gomez, a few buildings away from Trattoria Michel. I think its a HSBC, although my receipts from the machine all say "Cibanco." The bank machine is attached to the bank and there was always line ups for the machine and for the bank. Maybe somebody else can verify the bank name. I guess you can't be too careful. This will be the last time I use a bank machine in PV since this is the second time this has happened in the past 4 years. They waited till we were home for a month before trying to take money out. In one case, they got the money, but their bank at home reversed the charges yesterday. (same day the money was taken) In the other case, the bank caught it before releasing the money. They contacted her yesterday and told her to come get a new card.