Belgians tourists had bankcard problems in France

14th August 2008, Comments 0 comments

About 20,000 Belgians experienced double withdrawals while withdrawing cash with their Maestro bankcards in France in early August.

14 August 2008

BELGIUM – Some 20,000 Belgian tourists who withdrew money with their Maestro bankcards in France in August had money deducted from their account twice due to a technical error.

The double withdrawals took place between 31 July and 8 August in France. The daily Het Nieuwsblad reports that a technical problem with the bankcard administrator itself was responsible for the problem.

The 20,000 Belgians affected by the problem have accounts at various banks - not just one or two.

The Maestro bankcard administrator in Belgium, Atos, discovered that a number of withdrawals were registered twice. The mistake has been rectified, explains Michel Dasnoy of Atos.

"Everyone whose account was debited twice will notice that their money has been re-deposited," says Dasnoy.

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