I totally agree with the first comment. "Most" Uk people rarely go abroad or only once a year for their annual holiday. There must be a way of barring overseas use of that card - unless you authorise it. For those that travel regularly then you opt out of that scheme. It works for mobile phones.
Online purchases from the UK can be based upon your IP address much the same as DRM works thus allowing oversea use.
Frank Bough. If you report it to the police as we did last week... they tell you it is now a matter for the card companies as laid out in a change banking policies introduced a while back. Basically police say they do not have either the equiptment or resources to deal with it and have to get all the data from the banks/card companies anyway.
Wrong but there you go, lets all cover our arses and make the punter pay.