Credit card charges gone wild: “international transaction fee” added to Puerto Rico purchase

Now it’s gone too far.

When Leticia Lopez returned to Albuquerque from her trip to Puerto Rico, she found an “international transaction fee” added to every purchase on her credit card bill.

See the problem?

Puerto Rico isn’t an international destination. It’s an unincorporated, organized territory of the US with commonwealth status — meaning you pay in dollars and don’t have to show a passport before being let on the island.
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