La Antigua’s ATMs: An Update from the Publisher
On April the 5th, there was an open meeting arranged by the US Embassy at the Inguat office here in La Antigua. It was chaired by the US Consul Kay L. Anske and the room was filled with mainly Dutch and US victims of the ATM credit card scams that have plagued La Antigua for many months.
Many representatives of the leading banks were invited. However, an increasingly agitated audience put the general manager of BAC (Credomatic) under the spotlight. Based on information from the meeting, it seems almost all the problems originated from the BAC ATM machines, located next to Central Park.
As this has been affecting so many tourists, Qué Pasa has been following the story very closely. In the February 2011 edition, I wrote an article, “Scammed in Antigua”, which can be found online at www.grupoquepasa.com/other/scammed-in-antigua.
We have received numerous online comments; if you have been a victim or just want to have your say, then please do contribute to the dialogue, and also put pressure on your embassy.
If you are new to La Antigua, then I would personally advise you not to use the BAC (Credomatic) ATMs for the moment.