Ontario - Post Report Question and Answers

Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

You can use credit cards almost anywhere, and ATMs are everywhere. - Jan 2011

Credit cards and ATMs from the states work here but you will incur an international transaction fee. If you are going to be here for a long time, it is better to t a Canadian credit card (we found PC Financial to be the best company for us.others wanted proof of a Canadian credit history which we didn't have.) - Sep 2010

Beware of FRAUD. My Canadian bank account was compromised three times in 10 months, leaving me with an empty account and no cash over weekends until Monday when I could get to the bank. - Oct 2009

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