How to Protect Your Credit Cards at Lake Chapala

March 17, 2012

Hi Everyone,
Here I am with a tip to keep your credit cards and
Passport safe here at Lake Chapala, or anywhere for that matter.
Most transactions in our area are made for cash. How do we get cash in pesos to handle most of our purchases?
Most of us use our credit or debit cards in local ATM’s in the area.
Some recurring bills like your electric bill can be paid on line, and Wal-Mart will take your credit or debit card over the counter for your purchases, but that still leaves almost everything else to be paid in cash.
Checks are rarely used here for everyday purchases.
Carrying large amounts of cash of course in pesos or dollars is also not a great idea for all the reasons you already know.
Now, there’s a new threat you may not be aware of regarding your credit cards, debit cards, and even your passport details which can be stolen electronically without your knowledge.
Watch the below video to learn the details of the threat and how to prevent becoming a victim.


  • Cruisedirectormex

    Sid — that was very informative — thanks for posting…tu amiga – stace

  • mrbell

    Hi Sid,  This is very good intormation.  Thank you for shareing. 

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Glad you guys thought it wasn’t  too far off topic since a lot of use use the local ATM machines. Tu amigo, Sid

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