djrez4 wrote:I believe the proper reaction would be to buy beers on someone else's card.
That would only seem fair :P
I do wonder how someone managed to use a counterfeit card here in the UK though. Non chip cards are looked at with suspicion :P (The Amex uk emergency replacement cards are magstripe only, so have some experience with this).
Foreign transactions don't normally go in Pending (As they don't know the exact exchange rate) with Amex. If the charges do post, be sure to tell us what it is, I'm curious to see where it was used.