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Hi all,

 

Does anyone know if payments made by debit card are protected by any regulations in any way?

 

Long story short I joined an online gambling site which has turned out to be a con.

 

Its based in costa rica, so I have no way of forcing them to return my money.

 

I made a payment to them by debit card, played on the site and now have a balance above what I deposited

but have found out its a fraudulent site that does not answer emails or make withdrawls once they are requested.

 

Im not alone in this there are others too.

 

I have written to my bank who have not replied. I went into my bank and the woman at the help desk was not very helpful and basically said I should not gamble!

 

Are debit card payments suppose to be protected by banks or anything? Iv heard credit cards are, but sadly I used my debit card.

 

Thanks in advance :-)

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Visa protects on purchases, can't see there can be any protection regarding gambling debts or subsciptions to such sites.


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Thanks Brigadier,

 

so if I had made a purchase of a physical item I would have gotten somewhere because my cards a visa debit?

 

Its a shame it doesnt help me. I don't mind losing my money if its by my own hands, I just don't like the fact that its basically been stolen.

 

Thanks for your advice.

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you are protected

 

do a CHARGEBACK.

http://whatconsumer.co.uk/visa-debit-chargeback/

 

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There is always open a complaint to VISA regarding this compmays fitness to be a VISA outlet.


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Thanks everso much dx. I will print the top bit of that out and go back into my bank with it. :-)

 

I did not think of complaining to Visa directly, that might be worth a letter. Thanks

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do it on the phone now

 

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chargeback that is

 

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chargeback that is

 

 

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Yes chargeback does work. I had the same problem when MFI went down the pan. Had paid a deposit on my Debit card of £1800 and MFI said I had lost all my money.I called my bank ( Barclays) to do a chargeback. Although at first they 'pretended' they didnt know what chargeback was, when I explained the rule to them they repaid all the money back to my account. Also, if calling Barclays, there is a freephone number 0800 400100 that gets you through to them for any problems re your account.

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Thanks all.

 

I phoned my bank (Nationwide) and the person on the phone said that they could not take any action at all until I signed a form in the branch. I went into the branch this morning and filled the form out which they then said they would fax to head office. The woman kept saying that they would look into it but she could not promise I would get my money back!

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