Help please anyone in Civitavecchia near Rome Italy

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  1. Kiwi Coss

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    We had my wallet stolen and the replacement cards have been delayed in Milan. In between time I have noticed some fraudulent activity that I am calling the bank with. The trouble is I don't seem to be making any progress as no sooner I get in touch with the bank on my phone then the credit runs out. Is there anyone nearby that can help me or lend me some money or offer advice on what to do?
    Getting desperate.
    My Italy number is +3471957067
    Colin
     
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  2. Chris

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    Have you contacted the Embassy ( British or New Zealand)?

    They will help you.

    Sorry you have this to contend with.
     
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  3. cbrookson

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    Try Skype and top that up if you can? Just a thought ...

    Cheers
     
  4. Kiwi Coss

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    Got no credit card to do anything
     
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    If you are on the net why not email them
     
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    insurance cover theft? you need free wifi so go camp at a McDonalds until everything is sorted.
     
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    umm ... the IDC for Italy is +39

    +34 is for Spain
     
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    Presumably you have been to a police station to report the theft.. yes ?

    can they not assist with calling your bank .. or at least let you use their phone ?
     
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    Has anyone tried ringing the number, seems a bit strange , has his fun membership been hacked:Eeek:
    Is this a new scam
     
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    Hence my subtle post regarding the incorrect international dialing code :Wink:

    Jim would be able to tell from the OP IP address where the post was probably made from
     
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    Same thing happened to colin and Tina same day same time and they went to the consulate as they didn't even have train fare back to the campsite. They couldn't even give them any money to get back to site and a security guard felt sorry for them and gave them his train ticket. So I don't think they will be much help.
     
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    Sorry
    Not a scam had the old Spanish number on the back of the phone. Italy number is 393471957067. Sorry for confusion. See what stress does.
     
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    Well I wanted a bit of help but that is the way it goes. Make a mistake and the whole thing is dismissed. Lucky for me I got talking to an Italian and he helped me out enough to get some diesel in so I can get to Rome and wait for the cards if they ever arrive
    Thanks everyone for the ahhhhh whatever
     
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    Very sorry if you are upset but for someone who has motorhomed all the way from nz it seemed a very iffy post, and in fact you have done the best thing what seemed obvious in the first place , talk to someone there, they are more likely able to help you than us hundreds of miles away, and in fact you did have plenty of good suggestions off here:thumb:
     
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    The moral of the story

    Sorry to hear of your plight Kiwi Coss, and I am glad you have found a solution. As a seasoned traveller and for someone travelling so far, please in future, don't have all your eggs in one basket. You should always have yourself a way out if the worse does happen.

    I'm sure if you were patient enough some Funster would have helped you.

    Hope you get your cards and resolve your woes and enjoy the rest of your travels


    Bobby
     
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    I am sorry to say that it is the world we live in today, 40 years ago if somebody phoned or contacted you about that sort of problem, they may well of helped. But today, if you get a request for help, you look hard at the message, expecting it to be a scam, when you see a " wrong" dial code, you come down on the side of a scam.

    Yes, it's a sorry old world! And in that respect, it was the " Good old days" :Smile:
     
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    Not getting at anyone but after hearing all the stories about Rome, not been yet but hoping to soon, if I went walking in the town anywhere all my cards would be back in the van and all I would take is about 50 euros in cash and I would be keeping my hand in my pocket with it
     
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    [/HI]

    You might need more than that.

    First day there we had breakfast just overlooking the Colleseum.

    Nothing extravagant just 4 of us having a couple of coffees, cornettos ( same as French croissants ) and a couple of toasties.

    Bill?

    €80:Eeek:

    Went back for lunch and the food was quite cheap in fairness.
     
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    Odd how these rumours start and build, we`ve been to Rome many times and never had any trouble at all, it`s certainly no different from any busy European City.
    Best advice we have for anyone is don`t be so naive watch your valuables which is nothing more than you would do here at home.
     
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    Hi

    I am the Colin named in Kiwi Coss post earlier. I can vouch that both he and I were pickpocketed same afternoon but different locations.

    I paid for our site fees before we left the campsite, a Camping Tiber. Please can I ask on his behalf to provide help to him if you are in the area. When we left he was due to have his cards sent out by his daughter in London.

    Many thanks

    Colin Rice
     
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