In the case of lost travellers cheques it is extremely important that you have this information at hand.
When you plan to travel outside of Australia, instead of carrying around cash or being charged each time you use an ATM in a foreign country, cheques are the logical solution. You can order your cheques in Australian dollars, or alternatively in US dollars or even Euros.
Lost travellers cheques can and are being replaced everyday.
In the event of stolen or lost travellers cheques – When you purchase your travellers cheques, make sure that you write down the serial number of each individual cheque as well as signing them; in the case of lost travellers cheques it is extremely important that you have this information at hand. Keep a note of the serial numbers in a separate place, or even leave them at home with a family member before you leave Australia.
Cheques are such a great way of adding freedom to your travels, and you can pay for many services with them these days and you are not just limited to cashing them in at a local bank. But of course, when you travel, especially abroad, there is always the possibility that you may become the victim of a theft and left with stolen or lost travellers cheques.
The great news is that the process for reimbursing your lost travellers cheques could not be any simpler, and by contacting your customer service center immediately, you will be given step by step instructions on how to reimburse them. As long as you have kept the vital serial numbers written down in a separate location, you should not have to wait more the twenty four hours for your new cheques to be dispatched to your nearest American Express agent, no matter where in the world you may be at the time.
… even better is that in the event of stolen or lost travellers cheques, within just twenty four hours.